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Third Period Bell Incident, Explained
January 26, 2018
An announcement over the loudspeaker in third period Friday, which asked teachers to hold their students in their classes until further notice, was the result of a student who had written an assignment with “threatening implications,” according to a written statement by Principal Adam Camacho sent to parents this afternoon.
The threats were unsubstantiated, the statement continued. Students were held in their third period classes for a few extra minutes, then resumed the day’s end-of-semester minimum-day schedule.
The school was not on lockdown, Camacho said at the end of the school day, but instead officials stopped the bells so they could find the student before he or she started walking around during the upcoming passing period. School officials were not available for further comment.
The incident comes just days after a Kansas school suffered the first school shooting of 2018, in which a 15-year-old killed two classmates and injured a dozen others.