High School Deals With Terroristic Threat

Greenwood High School is dealing with the aftermath of a recent terroristic threat.

On Sept. 12, a student was removed from the school after possible "threatening behavior."

On Sept. 13, many parents and students want to know what happened and if their children are safe.

We went in search of the answers.

Rumors swirled Sept. 13 about just what took place on the day before at Greenwood High School.

Warren County Schools Superintendent Dale Brown said a student did make terroristic threats before being taken off the premises.

Many classmates claim that the student had a "hit list" and a shotgun.

But Superintendent Brown said that's not the case.

"We do not have a "list," nor a gun. We have no proof that we had a gun at school," Brown said.

Brown said students were notified of the incident this morning when a statement was read over the public address system.

He noted that the school followed procedures to make sure that the student didn't harm himself or anyone else.

The superintendent said this is a situation school officials are always preparing for.

"We continue to review our policies and procedures with the different events taking place throughout the country. After the review, if needed, if the policy needs to be changed, we'll do everything that we can," Brown explained.

So he urged that parents have nothing to worry about when they're child heads off to classes.

Brown said the situation is currently under investigation by the Warren County Sheriff's Dept.

The student's motive is still unclear at this time.

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  • by Anonymous on Sep 16, 2007 at 03:16 PM
    I know if this situation is true that the kid did have a gun and something happened to one of my children, not only would I be ready to get even with the child that caused the trouble but I would be after the people in charge at the school and they sure wouldn't be very happy to see me!!!!!!!!!!
  • by concerned parent Location: Bowling Green on Sep 16, 2007 at 01:25 PM
    I am appalled at the way Greenwood is handling this. This is SUCH a cover up on their part. There was a hitlist and they know it. They contacted the parents of the children whose names were on it...and for them to say to the public that it doesn't exist...who are they protecting here? The children...or the schools name? I think the media needs to stay all over this one before something tragic happens.
  • by PHD Location: Bowling Green on Sep 14, 2007 at 09:08 PM
    If the student made threatening comments before he was removed from the school WHY are you allowing him to return? We need to pull-out our common sense people & put it to use.
  • by Patty Location: Bowling Green on Sep 14, 2007 at 08:52 PM
    Pertaining to the Greenwood High School threats: My opinion is-the subject should not be allowed to return back to school as soon! If the subject who made the accusations are discovered false during investigation- then action should be taken aginst the accuser. If we don't set better examples/rules for the other students. This could be a "Lil boy cried wolf situation" the next time, BUT the next time it may not be! If some punishment/disipline isn't taken and If it is true that the students whos names were on the hit list were talk to in the principal's office? Soon this makes it easier for the next threat, because students may see an easy attention getter with no punishments. Also, it is very hard for parents to not worry about their child heading off to class. Hopefully there will be no next time BUT we can take action now & try to prevent future happenings. It could be your child in a real event. Thank you & God Bless
  • by Anonymous on Sep 14, 2007 at 10:31 AM
    I wanna know, " Will he be allowed to come back to Greenwood High."
  • by Parent Location: Bowling Green on Sep 14, 2007 at 08:50 AM
    My daughter said that she saw the gun herself. The school is just trying to cover up for their inadequacies. Why is there, in 2008, STILL no metal detectors? Are we waiting for one of our babies to be killed? Why weren't the parents notified, a meeting, a note,...something?
  • by concerned parent Location: Bowling Green on Sep 14, 2007 at 08:42 AM
    Anonymous, I thought the same thing. This is a sad world we live in.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 14, 2007 at 03:25 AM
    No list? Why then were certain students parents contacted and told that their childs name was on a list.
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