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Press Release from Whitehouse Police

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From the Whitehouse Police Department

Friday is an early release day for Whitehouse ISD.  Due to recent incidents in and around Smith County and social media discussion of possible threats of violence Friday, The Whitehouse Police Department will have law enforcement officers stationed that morning on every campus in the morning and during early release. 

Parents should be assured that students Friday will not be in danger. "our campuses will be safe." Friday will be the first time a police officer will be placed at every Whitehouse ISD campus. Threats of violence aren't new to campuses but we are taking extra precautions at this time this time in light of the Newtown shootings and drama surrounding the Mayan prediction of end of earth on December 21st. 

It is our promise that student safety and security is a non-negotiable priority.  We encourage parents or students with information regarding a violent threat should contact WHPD or a school official instead of posting to social media.

Lastly, please inform parents to speak with children about not bringing a weapon on campus for protection.  "That is unacceptable. No firearms. No knives. No weapons of any sort."

 We will emphasizing our pledge that the fall term ends without incident, "Our campuses will be safe because we'll be there."

Thank You
Steve Henry
Captain
Whitehouse Police Department

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