|Threatening letter puts North Baltimore schools on high alert|
|Written by PETER KUEBECK, Sentinel Staff Writer|
|Friday, 04 October 2013 10:32|
NORTH BALTIMORE – Village schools are vigilant today after a threatening letter was received by Superintendent Marlene North Thursday afternoon.
However, the schools are running on time today.
“The schools are open and they are running as scheduled,” said a dispatcher with the North Baltimore Police Department this morning. They indicated that the schools are not on lockdown.
According to a message posted on the North Baltimore School District’s website, on Thursday afternoon North “received an anonymous letter with a non-specific threat.”
“As per our crisis manual, I immediately contacted the authorities,” North wrote.
“Though there is nothing to lend credibility to the letter, we felt that it was important to move ahead with appropriate, precautionary steps to ensure the safety of out students and staff.”
North goes on to state that there will be a “heightened police presence in our buildings and on our grounds” in the coming weeks, and “the staff has been put on alert.”
“Please know that if there is any perceived threat to the safety and well-being of our students and staff, we will proceed accordingly.”
The district has security systems in place, as well as a school resource officer.
North Baltimore Police Chief Allan Baer was on-scene as security at the high school this morning, according to a dispatcher, and could not be reached for comment.
|Last Updated on Friday, 04 October 2013 10:33|
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