by Steven Laskiewicz, JPD
JACKSON-On Wednesday January 4, 2017 at approximately 10:43 am, a call was received at the Rosenauer School by an anonymous subject indicating that a person armed with a weapon was enroute to the school and would be there shortly.
School officials immediately placed the school in shelter in place and contacted police headquarters, which resulted in the response of multiple officers.
At this time, the investigation is ongoing and there does not appear to be any merit to the call. Members of the department’s Detective Bureau are on scene attempting to identify the source of the call. The shelter in place will be maintained and no one will be authorized to enter the school. The students and faculty are safe and additional security and police officers are remaining on scene.
Although there were no threats to any other school in the district, out of an abundance of caution the rest of the schools are being place in a modified shelter in place. Only those persons with scheduled appointments will be authorized to enter the schools and additional police patrols will be assigned.
It is requested that parents do not respond to the schools as they are secure at this time and officers will need to be pulled away from other duties to respond to anyone attempting to enter the schools without authorization.