Just a week after students in Todd County returned to school for a new year, the Todd County Schools district has received a threat directed toward the Todd County Central High School campus.
A letter posted online by Todd County Schools Superintendent Ed Oyler said the threat was from students who had been identified.
He said the threat was received Tuesday during the morning commute, and he said school administrators responded by contacting law enforcement agencies when the threat was received.
"As a matter of precaution, we take all threats toward our school communities of this nature very seriously," he said in the letter, which was addressed to district staff, students, parents and the community.
The letter was posted on the district's Facebook page.
Oyler said the students who were involved in making the threats were questioned by school administrators as well as law enforcement.
"No specific person was targeted, however, any threats to our students and school staff are totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated," the superintendent wrote in the letter.
"As a result," he added, "the purpose of this letter is to notify all parents and guardians that school district officials will pursue immediate legal charges to the absolute fullest extent of the law against anyone who make such threats, including students."
The superintendent said school officials will be advocating to their highest abilities for a swift prosecution and severe punishment.
He thanked both the Todd County Sheriff's Department and the Elkton Police Department for their quick response and their assistance with the situation, and he noted that those departments' quick action allowed officials to capably and efficiently handle the incident.
"Together we can prevent this unnecessary, dangerous and disruptive crime from victimizing our schools," Oyler said, adding that "we appreciate your partnership in keeping our school the safest place for your student to learn and grow."
Anyone with questions was urged to contact their child's principal.