By Ralph Echtinaw
St. Louis Police received a phone call of an active threat at the high school on Tuesday, Feb. 7.
Officers responded to the school and confirmed the threat was false. The building was found to be secure with no concerns for the safety of students or staff. Similar fake threats of violence were reported at schools across Michigan that same morning, said Police Chief Richard J. Ramereiz Jr. in a press release.
Given the number of fake threats being reported, each St. Louis Public School building was closed to all but staff members. Off-campus classes and outdoor activities during the school day were canceled. After-school activities went on as usual.
“The safety of our students and staff is of the utmost importance,” Ramereiz said. “Any person with knowledge of a threat like this or anything that may endanger the safety of our schools can report that information to their local law enforcement by calling 911. Students can also report dangerous or harmful situations in confidence by using the OK2SAY app or by texting 652729 (OK2SAY).”
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