Melonie Hau

Melonie Hau

Duncan Schools Superintendent Melonie Hau confirmed Wednesday afternoon alleged social media threats made toward Duncan Middle School included a bomb threat.

DMS Rodney Strutton addressed parents via email Wednesday about threats made Tuesday on social media. Strutton advised parents students from the middle school contacted teachers to report the incident. Information obtained from students then went to school administration.

Hau said the district immediately contacted Duncan Police.

Duncan Middle School administration became aware this morning of a bomb threat to the middle school made by two students through social media,” Hau said. “The administrative team immediately contacted Duncan Police and worked to find the source of the threat. Duncan Police took over the investigation and all students on campus are safe and classes are proceeding as usual.”

Hau said there are precautions in place whenever incidents like this happen.

“Duncan Schools has safety procedures in place to address these types of threats and parents have been notified,” Hau said. “Unfortunately, these situations are not new to schools. Our middle school staff and students reported the threat quickly once it was known, and we are proud of the partnership we have with Duncan Police to keep our schools safe.”

Hau said any messages of the same nature or containing threats should always be reported. 

We continue to encourage parents and our community to report any threats to school administration or Duncan Police,” Hau said. “In addition, we encourage parents to speak to their children about the responsible use of social media.”

For more information on responsible use of social media, visit https://www.commonsensemedia.org/

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