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State Police Statement Regarding Social Media Postings Related to School Threat
Jessi Forster
Monday, August 26, 2019

Please read the important message below from our CEO, Dr. John Bacon: 

We want our parents to know that we are aware of the information being shared on social media regarding an alleged planned shooting at an unnamed school in Arkansas later this week. As you can see from the statement below from the Arkansas State Police, there has been no information uncovered by the FBI regarding any threat to a specific school location in its investigation, which is ongoing. We will continue to work with our school security staff and with our partners in the Little Rock Police Department to ensure the safety of all our students, staff, and families.

STATE POLICE STATEMENT ON SOCIAL MEDIA POSTINGS RELATED TO SCHOOL THREAT

AUGUST 25, 2019

The Arkansas State Police has been in close contact in recent days with the Federal Bureau of Investigation attempting to identify the source of an alleged threat of gun violence at an undisclosed Arkansas school reportedly planned for later this week.

At this time no corroborating evidence or useful details have been uncovered in regard to the information provided to the FBI.

In the event more specific or credible information is received; it will be shared with local law enforcement offices, state and local school officials, as well as Arkansas citizens.

The Arkansas State Police asks that if anyone has information about a threat of violence whether the site of the threat may be a school or other public place, please contact your nearest Arkansas State Police Office or local law enforcement agency.  A complete listing of state police offices can be found at https://asp.arkansas.gov/divisions/highway-patrol/<https://t.e2ma.net/click/7r6zqc/rzxx7c/7ranjj

John Bacon, Ed. D.