Davenport Schools Continue On Despite "Threat"

posted by Mark Manuel - 

Here's the official statement from the Davenport School District...

To All Davenport Community Schools Parents and Employees,

Social media threats of shootings at our schools began yesterday at the Johnston Iowa School District. Those threats found their way through social media to Davenport on Tuesday evening.

The Davenport Police Department and the Davenport Community School District administration immediately assessed the source and content of the media posts and determined there was no credible threat; therefore, it was decided that school would continue on the normal schedule today.

All of us, including our children, become aware through media any time there is violence in our nation or in the world. This heightened sense of awareness increases our anxiety. The widespread use of social media and its 24/7 instantaneous access increases our feelings of vulnerability.

Our students, parents, and our community need to know that all threats are taken seriously. The Davenport Community School District works with the police department and other agencies to evaluate information in these cases and determine whether it is information we should react to. The safety of our students and employees is foremost.

Please report any threats through any form of communication to the Davenport Police Department at 326-7979.

Respectfully,

 

Dr. Art Tate, Superintendent

Davenport Community Schools

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