Cassville schools combat rumors

Friday, March 16, 2018

Superintendent: 'There are no threats of violence'

The Cassville school district is combating rumors circulating today concerning an alleged police presence on campus and threats to the school.

Richard Asbill, superintendent, said there have been phone calls from people who have heard police were at the district today, which is untrue.

"We did not have a police presence on campus, we are not in lockdown and there are no threats of violence," Asbill said.

The district also posted about the rumors on its Facebook page.

"Safety is our number one priority at Cassville R-IV," the post said. "Currently, there are false rumors that have been circulating about threats of violence. After an investigation from our local law enforcement and our administration team, the rumors and claims are false. We take these matters seriously and investigate them to the fullest extent. Safety is our number one priority. The claims regarding threats of violence are untrue."

Asbill said per an investigation by School Resource Officer Troy Winslow, there were no threats to the district.

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