G-Star School of Arts reports threat, police notified

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. - The G-Star School of the Arts has reported a threat  and says police have been called as a precaution and there might be an increased security presence at the school.

The school said it found the threat in a bathroom Wednesday threatening violence towards students by the end of the week. It said in a note to parents that it's not sure if the threat was aimed at it or another school.

The school says that parents have the option of taking students home today and tomorrow. Some parents claim that they were not notified by the school but leaned of the threat through the media.

Below is the notice the school posted on its website:

 Important Parent Notice:
    G-Star has been notified of a threat to possibly our school or to another school.  There is no way to determine which school the threat was directed to.  G-Star takes all threats seriously and we are giving it our full administrative attention for investigation.
    The Palm Springs Police Department was called in immediately and met with our administration.  As a result of the threat parents and students may notice an increase of police and administrative presence in the day-to-day operations of the school.  We are fortunate to have the entire Palm Springs Police Force on alert for our school at all times.
    Our administration contacted the School District and we are following all School District directives and policy and procedures regarding this type of situation.  We have informed our faculty and staff and made sure all crisis management protocols are understood and in force for maximum safety.
    Although this threat may be a prank and not even aimed at our school, our student’s and employee’s safety is our number one priority.  We will continue to investigate the threat.  Please monitor this news blog for updates during the day.

 

NewsChannel 5's Brian Entin contributed to this report.

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