Archive for Thursday, April 19, 2007

Threat made against Perry-Lecompton High School

Metal detectors brought in for Friday classes

April 19, 2007


A threat was found scrawled on a bathroom wall at Perry-Lecompton High School this afternoon.

The threat said the action would take place on Friday, and school district officials are taking no chances. Supt. Steve Johnston said that students at both the high school and the middle school would be required to enter a single entrance and go through metal detectors that are supervised by law enforcement officers from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

"It was a vague threat about tomorrow," Johnston said Thursday afternoon.

Johnston said he didn't know who found the threat. Friday is the eighth anniversary of the shootings at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., and comes just days after the shooting at Virginia Tech that killed 32 students. There was no explicit reference to the Virginia Tech shootings, though, Johnston said.


Jason Nowak 10 years, 9 months ago

I thought kids went to school to get an education and become smarter. It just seems after stuff like VT, all the bad kids come out and show that they are just getting dumber and dumber.

sanctuary 10 years, 9 months ago

The threat was not written on a bathroom wall, it was on a bathroom stall. Perry-Lecompton is a school district which is now virtually split in half by bridge construction. It is normally located about fifteen minutes northwest of Lawrence.

perkins 10 years, 9 months ago

Smart way to handle it. This takes safety precautions while also inconveniencing students. No bragging by this hoaxer, I bet.

One hopes that crime doesn't break out elsewhere in Jefferson County while the authorities are occupied at Perry-Lecompton. (just northwest of Lawrence, Dambudzo)

Angie Dick 10 years, 9 months ago

This is becoming over whelming. I am glad they are taking extra precaustions.. Hey I'd rather my child have all the hassel verses something happening to him or her.. it may be a pranster who know's? But I'd rather have the hassel, than loose one of my children or their friends.. We are talking about children here folks. Us as parents ect need to protect them anyway we can.

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