Woodland Hills High School addresses social media threat


Woodland Hills High School will switch to virtual education Thursday and Friday, the district announced Wednesday night. It comes after administrators at Woodland Hills High School released a statement on Wednesday about a threat allegedly made by a student on social media. The district said students should log into their Google classrooms for synchronous instruction over the next two days. Parents arrived at school on Wednesday morning to take their children out of the classroom, fearing for their safety. Christine Kennedy came to school to pick up her granddaughter. “My daughter called me this morning and asked me to pick up my granddaughter. Apparently she doesn’t feel safe keeping her there,” Kennedy said. Watch the breaking news report in the video player above. Below is the text of the letter posted by Principal Shelly Manns, Vice Principals and Dean of Students. “Earlier this morning, the Woodland Hills School District was informed that A student was threatening to bring a gun to high school. This threat was made during a live broadcast on the social media platform Instagram Live. ” Extra precautions were taken during security checks this morning. Churchill Police have been notified and the District has been in communication with officers from the Department throughout the day. “The student who hosted the Instagram Live show and the student who allegedly made the threat were not in school today. All the gun rumors on the high school campus were unfounded . “We are continuing to monitor the situation and will take all necessary measures to ensure the safety of our students and staff. All activities scheduled for this afternoon have been canceled. All threats will be investigated and any student found guilty of false threats or false reports will be penalized. “Thank you for your support.”

Woodland Hills High School will switch to virtual education Thursday and Friday, the district announced Wednesday night.

It comes after administrators at Woodland Hills High School released a statement on Wednesday regarding a threat allegedly made by a student on social media.

The district said students should log into their Google classrooms for synchronous instruction over the next two days.

Parents arrived at school on Wednesday morning to take their children out of the classroom, fearing for their safety.

Christine Kennedy came to school to pick up her granddaughter.

“My daughter called me this morning and asked me to pick up my granddaughter. Apparently she doesn’t feel safe keeping her there,” Kennedy said.

Watch the last minute report in the video player above.

Below is the text of the letter issued by Principal Shelly Manns, Assistant Principals and Dean of Students.

“Earlier this morning, the Woodland Hills School District was informed that a student was threatening to bring a gun to high school. This threat was made during a live broadcast on the social media platform Instagram Live.

“Extra precautions were taken during security checks this morning. Churchill Police have been notified and the district has been in communication with officers from the department throughout the day.

“The student who hosted the Instagram Live show and the student who allegedly made the threat were not in school today. All the gun rumors on the high school campus were unfounded.

“We are continuing to monitor the situation and will take all necessary measures to ensure the safety of our students and staff. All activities scheduled for this afternoon have been canceled. All threats will be investigated and any student deemed false threats or false reports will be disciplined.

“Thank you for your support.”

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