Much Misinformation About School Incidents
KSAL Staff - September 30, 2016 1:55 pm
Rumors and misinformation quickly spread on social media in regard to two unrelated incidents at Salina South High School on Friday.
On Friday morning parents were sent a safety update from USD 305, concerning a threat. A student on Thursday allegedly threatened gun violence against the school, which was to happen on Friday. Salina Police investigated, and arrested the student Thursday evening at around 8:00. The student was not at school Friday, and will not be back at school until the incident is resolved.
School officials tell KSAL News that at no time were students or staff in any danger. The safety update was sent as a precaution.
Late Friday morning EMS was dispatched to the school in regard to a fight. The school resource officer requested EMS to respond to check on two people who were involved in the fight.
Information on social media quickly spread that there had been a stabbing, involving a teacher. Officials say that this was not correct information, and that there was no stabbing.
Officials tell KSAL News that they urge parents to rely on information that comes from official school sources, like the district’s official notification system and information that is released directly to the media. They add that the safety of students and staff is a top priority, and that any time a parent has a question or a concern they can contact their child’s school.