RSD would like to confirm that classes will remain the same as scheduled this week after confirmation from State Police and FBI.
Superintendent Dr. Mark Gotcher has said in response to the State Police Statement released earlier today ”I am encouraged and comforted to know there was no credible threat.”
The safety of our students and staff will remain our top priority and we will be in communication with the investigating law enforcement offices in the future concerning this issue.
For more questions please contact Rachel Jones, Communications Coordinator at 479-968-1306.
Below is the statement published by the AR State Police.
STATE POLICE STATEMENT ON SOCIAL MEDIA POSTINGS RELATED TO SCHOOL THREAT AUGUST 25, 2019 The Arkansas State Police has been in close contact in recent days with the Federal Bureau of Investigation attempting to identify the source of an alleged threat of gun violence at an undisclosed Arkansas school reportedly planned for later this week. At this time no corroborating evidence or useful details have been uncovered in regard to the information provided to the FBI. In the event more specific or credible information is received; it will be shared with local law enforcement offices, state and local school officials, as well as Arkansas citizens. The Arkansas State Police asks that if anyone has information about a threat of violence whether the site of the threat may be a school or other public place, please contact your nearest Arkansas State Police Office or local law enforcement agency. A complete listing of state police offices can be found at https://asp.arkansas.gov/divisions/highway-patrol/<https://t.e2ma.net/click/7r6zqc/rzxx7c/7ranjj>