Good Morning Smackover-Norphlet Stakeholders:
This is an informational message only. We are aware of a post that is circulating on social media referencing a threat of a potential school shooting in Arkansas. SNSD have been in contact with local law enforcement officials. The message was general in nature and did not specifically reference SNSD nor the surrounding area. However, we take all threats seriously and it is our commitment to remain vigilant regarding our security efforts to keep our students and staff safe. It takes all of us working together to ensure that our campuses are safe. Our admin and school resource officers are aware of the situation and will be monitoring the situation. This is an opportune time to remind our community that if they “see something, please say something.” We appreciate the support you provide to us daily. We will update you if we learn of any new information. Below is a statement from the Arkansas State Police.
Surrounding districts have also provided similar messages to their stakeholders.
STATE POLICE STATEMENTON SOCIAL MEDIA POSTINGSRELATED TO SCHOOL THREAT
AUGUST 25, 2019
The Arkansas State Police has been in close contact in recent days with the Federal Bureau of Investigation attemping to identify the source of an alleged threat of gun violence at an undisclosed Arkansas school reportedly planned for later this week.
At this time no corroborating evidence or useful details have been uncovered in regard to the information provided to the FBI.
In the event more specific or credible information is received; it will be shared with local law enforcement offices, state and local school officials, as well as Arkansas citizens.
The Arkansas State Police asks that if anyone has information about a threat of violence whether the site of the threat may be a school or other public place, please contact your nearest Arkansas State Police Office or local law enforcement agency. A complete listing of state police offices can be found at https://asp.arkansas.gov/divisions/highway-patrol/<https://t.e2ma.net/click/7r6zqc/rzxx7c/7ranjj>
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