Students at Troy Christian High School were given the option to stay home today as the school and Troy police address threats against students.
“Social media chatter” indicates “a few students” at Troy Christian are the target of specific threats, according to a release from the private parochial school.
Superintendent Gary Wilber issued a statement: ” We believe it is a threat from outside our school and we are taking the necessary precautions to keep our students safe.”
Those precautions include a Troy police officer standing guard by the entrance inside the school. Faculty also checked backpacks of students as they entered the school.
Parents were notified Sunday night that students “were given the option to attend school today.”
An officer at the school said there are usually more cars in the parking lot, indicating at least some students may have stayed home.
Faculty and administrators were briefed on any changes to procedures and parents were to receive an update on the safety of children after the school day began, according to the release.
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