'Vague' threat prompts increased security at Jardine Middle School

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

There will be increased police presence and security at Jardine Middle School in Wichita on Monday.

Wichita Public Schools spokesperson, Susan Arensman, says there was "vague chatter on social media", which is prompting the school to do its due diligence and take extra precautions.

Parents were notified of the increased security plan via an automated phone call from the middle school's principal and via an email.

Arensman says extra Wichita Police officers and school security staff will be at the school.

Jardine Middle School released the following information to parents:

Good evening, Jardine parents, this is principal Lura Jo Atherly. This evening we were made aware of some non-specific threats being shared on social media. While the posts are not specific, we plan to ensure the safety of our students and staff by having additional Wichita Police and school security officers at the school tomorrow morning. We will conduct a normal school day with all classes and activities occurring as scheduled. I have every confidence that our students will be safe and learning will take place tomorrow. 

We take these matters seriously and students know that if they see anything that isn’t appropriate at school, they are to tell a staff member in order to provide a safe environment for students, staff and guests.

Thank you for your support of Jardine and we will see you in the morning. 

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