UPDATE: November 4 – Law Enforcement Concludes Investigation Into Social Media Threat
More Information from WCS, 6pm
Dr. Dyson, principal at Centennial High School, sent parents an email Wednesday afternoon to address rumors that have begun circulating regarding Wednesday’s events.
While the investigation continues into an anonymous social media threat involving our school, I’d like to take a moment to address some of the rumors that have spread throughout the community. Rumors ranging from a gun being found on campus to a group of students being arrested are not true.
What is true is that Centennial High followed its shelter in place protocol today after the discovery of an anonymous threat on social media. The shelter in place was lifted around 2:15 p.m. and additional law enforcement officers were on campus this afternoon to ensure an orderly and safe dismissal.
Law enforcement is continuing its investigation and we remain committed to prosecuting all school related threats.
Once again, parents, please talk to your children about the consequences of making any type of school threat. In addition, posting rumors on social media can cause more harm than good, so encourage your students to speak with a trusted adult if they see or hear something that is concerning.
UPDATE 2:43 PM – Williamson County Schools updated families on the situation.
“Hello Centennial High Families,
I’m writing with an update.
The shelter in place at Centennial has been lifted, and dismissal will take place at regular time.
Because today’s events have raised concerns among our school community, the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office will have additional officers on campus to ensure an orderly and safe dismissal at CHS.
As always, we appreciate the quick response by law enforcement, and we remain committed to prosecuting all school related threats.
Parents, please talk to your children about the consequences of making any type of school threat and encourage them to say something if they see something.”
Students and teachers at Centennial High School have been told to shelter in place due to a social media threat on Wednesday, reports WSMV.
WSMV reports that police are investigating and an email was sent to parents regarding the situation.
“We appreciate the quick response by law enforcement, and we remain committed to prosecuting all school-related threats,” Williamson County Schools said in a statement on Wednesday via WSMV.
This is a developing story.