ROGERS, Ala. (WHNT) – Rogers School was closed Friday due to a threat. However, it turns out the threat was apparently made against another Rogers High School on the other side of the United States.
“The school received an anonymous email of a possible threat to the students during lunchtime today,” said Sgt. Brad Potts with the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Dept. “That email was actually traced back to originating from Washington State.”
Lauderdale County Schools were on a two-hour delay, so students were not on campus yet. The principal, custodial crew and the school resource officer were on school grounds when the email came through, though.
It came in the form of an email to the Lauderdale County School Assistant Superintendent.
Through a strange turn of events, investigators say they determined the threat was apparently made against another Rogers High School in Puyallup, Washington. That threat involved a message written on a bathroom wall at the school, according to Q13FOX.com, WHNT’s sister station in Seattle.
“We figured someone was just sending it to all Rogers high schools,” Sgt. Potts added.
The John Rogers High School in Puyallup was in session Friday, with added security.