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Aberdeen Investigators Seek Friends Of Alleged Threat Maker

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Dear Aberdeen Students and Families,

Our high school administrators are working with the Aberdeen Police Department (APD) to follow up on rumors and reports of Facebook conversations that a student may bring a gun to Aberdeen High School on Thursday or Friday.

Students and parents have reported hearing conversations in the hallways or seeing postings on Facebook. While the administration and APD have not verified the rumors, they are taking all information seriously and following up with students, parents, and others who have shared information.

At this point the rumors are unsubstantiated. However, we are taking them seriously. We will continue to work with the APD in investigating any and all rumors or statements that come to our attention.

We have asked the APD to remain a visible presence at Aberdeen High School on Thursday and Friday. We are committed to keeping our schools safe and continue that work on a daily basis.

As always, we ask that parents assist by talking with your children about reporting any threat immediately to a teacher, school administrator or the APD. This helps address the rumors and the anxiety that comes with those rumors. We will continue to work with law enforcement to follow up and investigate all rumors affecting the safety and security of our students and staff.

Thank you for helping keep our schools and community a safe place for learning.

Sincerely,

Dr. Thomas A. Opstad

Superintendent

Aberdeen School District

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