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CCSD Response to Recent Threat

CCSD Staff 2 - 10/30/2019 12:10:00 PM

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The below statement may be attributed in its entirety to Deborah Swinehart, superintendent, Chillicothe City School District, regarding rumors of a threat to Chillicothe High School.


(October 30, 2019) “Student safety is of the highest priority to our district, and we are firmly committed to keeping our students and staff out of harm’s way. It has been brought to our attention that there are rumors circulating of a potential gun threat at Chillicothe High School.

“We know this is concerning, and we have been working closely with the Chillicothe Police Department to investigate the threat and interview students and parents about the matter. Through their extensive investigation, they have determined there is no credible threat to students or our school. The police department is providing extra security to the high school today.

“School safety is an effort that takes vigilance by all of us. This is an important reminder that when we see something, we need to say something. Please contact us immediately if you have any concerns about student behavior or learn of any issues that might impact the safety of our students and schools.”