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School police investigating threat against Henderson elementary school

Posted: 11:23 AM, Jan 23, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-23 14:30:41-05
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HENDERSON (KTNV) — Staff at J. Marlan Walker Elementary School in Henderson say there will be more police than usual on campus on Thursday "out of an abundance of caution" after a threat was made against the school.

In a letter sent to parents Wednesday night, principal Jolinda Imlay said the threat was made by a student toward the school and is being spread on social media.

The school also sent a reminder that students and parents can always report perceived threats through SafeVoice, to staff, and police.

Read the full letter to parents below:

Parent messaging
Walker ES

This is Walker Elementary School Principal Jolinda Imlay,

I want to keep you informed of important incidents happening within our school community.

Today, a threat was made by a student toward our school, this threat is also being spread on social media. School staff were made aware and immediately contacted the Clark County School District Police Department. This incident is being investigated and the parents of those involved have been contacted.

Out of an abundance of caution, there will be an increased police presence on our campus tomorrow.

Please encourage your child to report any perceived threat to the appropriate authorities or through SafeVoice, school administrator or law enforcement. Our number one priority is to provide a safe, positive learning environment for our students.

Thank you for your continued support. It is with your help by sharing information about possible disruptions on campus and talking with your students that we can become aware of potential safety concerns and take proper action to protect our campus. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call us at [REDACTED].

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