USD 428 Great Bend Public Schools issued a notice Wednesday, warning parents and community members that there is a statewide alert for school safety.
Law enforcement and the Kansas State Department of Education have confirmed widespread threats (swatting calls) being made against schools nationwide. After fully investigating these reports, authorities believe this is a hoax.
“USD 428 has not received a direct threat or swatting call at this time, but as advised by law enforcement, our schools and administration are monitoring the situation with caution,” the notice read.
“The safety and security of our students and staff remain our top priority. Our district has protocols and procedures, we are prepared to respond should the need arise. All schools are operating as normal at this time.”