Gladewater ISD seeks students’ help in identifying threat

Updated: Sep. 14, 2018 at 9:14 AM CDT
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Source: Gladewater ISD Facebook
Source: Gladewater ISD Facebook

GLADEWATER, TX (KLTV) - Gladewater ISD administration and police are seeking students' help in determining who emailed the high school principal demanding to let school out early Thursday.

Superintendent Sedric Clark said campus police determined the emails came from someone inside the school using the district server and there was no true threat of the students' safety.

"There were no threats of weapons," Clark said. "Just them saying school better be let out by a certain time or something bad would happen."

Clark said the high school principal met with students Thursday morning to give them an opportunity to use Crime Stoppers to give tips on who may have sent the email. The district posted a Facebook message for parents around 5 p.m. Thursday.

"I'll take responsibility for that," Clark said. "In retrospect, we should've told parents at the same time we told the students. The parents are now rightfully concerned and I wish we had communicated better."

Clark said he expected the miscommunication to affect Friday attendance. He said they are using their communication system to make calls to all parents to clear the air.

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