The Oak Ridge Police Department will have an increased presence at Oak Ridge High School on Tuesday following a lockdown on Monday, Oak Ridge Schools said.
The lockdown came after a shooting threat on social media that school administrators learned about on Monday.
“After learning of this threat, we immediately placed ORHS on a Level 3 lockdown and contacted the Oak Ridge Police Department,” Oak Ridge Schools told families Monday evening. “The ORPD will ‘continue to investigate and keep students safe’ during this situation. As the City of Oak Ridge press release stated, we too ‘appreciate the seamless coordination and efforts between the school system, city, and ORPD as this investigation continues.'”
The school system said it chose the Level 3 lockdown on Monday “out of an abundance of caution.”
“Safety is our top priority,” Oak Ridge Schools said. School officials thanked the students who notified the ORHS administration immediately after seeing the social media post.
“Finally, we thank our parents for their patience as we dealt with this issue,” the school system said. “The ORPD will have an increased presence on campus tomorrow (Tuesday, December 7) to ensure that our campus is safe and provides a culture of learning for our students.”
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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