With an eye toward keeping students safe, the Copperas Cove Independent School District dealt with a potential threat on Wednesday morning.

Kayleen Love, principal of S.C. Lee Junior High School, sent the following message to parents:

“The S. C. Lee Junior High front office staff received a telephone call late this afternoon (Tuesday) in which the caller shared a nonspecific message about a possible threat to the campus. The campus has contacted the caller to follow up on the information and has attempted to determine where the threat originated. At this time, the threat has not been deemed credible. We are working closely with the Copperas Cove Police Department regarding the information provided. Please know that the safety of our students is our highest priority. As an extra precaution Copperas Cove police officers will be in place tomorrow at school. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.”

Sgt. Kevin Miller, spokesman for the Copperas Cove Police Department, confirmed that CCISD requested extra police officers be in and near the school Wednesday morning.

CCISD officials also issued a statement, which read, “CCISD wants to remind parents that student safety is our top priority. In light of the recent events, the staff at S.C. Lee Junior High School is taking every precaution to protect students while at school. The campus is partnering with the Copperas Cove Police Department to ensure a safe and orderly environment for students.”

No further details about the alleged threat were released.

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