Superintendent: Rumors about Taylor County school shooting threats are false

Posted at 2:45 PM, Feb 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-21 11:52:42-05

TAYLOR COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - The Taylor County School District is addressing rumors of threats being made to Taylor County High School.

The superintendent, Danny Glover Jr., said that there has been no threat or shooting of any kind. He released this statement to WTXL: 

"I would like to address the rumor that is circulating at the high school. There has been no threat or shooting of any kind.

Earlier in the week, we reached out to Wayne Padgett because two of our resource officers at the high school were going to be out. We asked Taylor County Sheriff’s office to have available resources if needed.

There was an inaccurate post on social media stating that there had been a shooting at TCHS.

I have instructed my entire administration and leadership team to be transparent with parents. If there is ever a safety concern, parents will be notified immediately.

Unfortunately, people in our county and surrounding counties are posting misinformation on social media. Any rumors or threats made on social media or in our schools will be addressed immediately and the most severe consequences will be enforced.

We need your help. Please talk with your students about repeating rumors. Again, we will be transparent with parents.

I along with almost every other administrator in this district have children or family members attending our schools. Safety is our number one priority. You may continue to periodically see extra officers on our campuses throughout the year.

This is to be proactive not because of any threats."