HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – School officials confirmed a threat was circulating on social media regarding Grissom High School Thursday morning.
In a statement to News 19, Huntsville City Schools said they immediately began investigating the threat, consulting with the district’s own security officials, as well as Huntsville Police.
Families who wished to keep their students at home Thursday could so without penalty; virtual exams were planned for those staying at home.
For those already at Grissom, HCS kept students in classrooms as much as possible on a minimum transition schedule, along with additional security precautions.
Huntsville Police said they believe the threat is not credible, however, additional officers were at the school Thursday and there were plans to continue the increased presence in the coming days as necessary and appropriate.
School officials added that the student involved in the incident will be disciplined in accordance with the district’s Behavioral Learning Guide.
The HCS statement concluded by encouraging parents and guardians to remind their children to “see something, say something,” and report any concerning behavior to a teacher or administrator.