By MELINDA WILLIAMS
A rumored threat that a student planned to bring a weapon to Pulaski Middle school Friday morning was unsubstantiated by school officials, but was turned over to Pulaski Police Department for investigation as a precaution.
Pulaski County Schools Superintendent Tom Brewster said a message was sent out to PMS parents via the SchoolReach system Thursday evening to make them aware of the situation. Police also were at the school this morning to ensure student safety.
“What we’re dealing with is a rumor. We don’t know that a threat was actually ever made,” Brewster said this morning. He said the matter was turned over to police out of an abundance of caution. He added that police are looking into the origins of the rumor.
According to the message sent to parents, the rumor was reported to school administrators late Thursday afternoon. While school officials couldn’t substantiate a threat was made, police were notified and are “investigating this rumor and the students involved,” the message stated.
“At this time, we have no reason to believe that there is a threat to any of our students,” the message continues.
Understanding that students and families may be concerned, police were present at PMS Friday “to help ensure a smooth start to our morning. … Please let your Oriole know that the officers are there to ensure their safety,” the message concluded.