“At this time, the individuals involved are not believed to be Wayne High School students,” the letter reads. Schools and police are working to identify the people in the photo.
The photo, which has not been released by the district or police but can be seen in posts circulating on Facebook, shows two Black teens, one appearing to be a female with long black hair, wearing an all white outfit and holding up a handgun, with her face largely obscured. The other appears to be a male wearing a white shirt, yellow shoes and gray jeans with holes in them.
The social media post includes an obscenity about Wayne High School.
Huber Heights police confirmed in a statement late Wednesday afternoon that the photo is believed to have been taken when school was not in session, adding that officials do not believe the individuals in the photo are students in the district.
In the letter to families, Enix reiterated the district’s zero-tolerance policy for bringing weapons onto school grounds.
“We encourage parents to have a conversation with their students about appropriate behavior at school and the dangers of possessing weapons or weapon replicas,” the letter reads.
Enix urged any student or parent with concerns about a potential threat of harm within the district to use the “Stay Safe. Speak up!” hotline by calling 1-866-listen2me (1-866-547-8362).