The Copperas Cove Independent School District is seeing an increased police presence at one of its schools today after receiving a “non-specific” threat Tuesday.
In an email sent to parents Tuesday afternoon, the principal of S. C. Lee Junior High School said the front office of the school received “a telephone call late this afternoon in which the caller shared a non-specific message about a possible threat to the campus.” After contacting the caller to follow up on the information, the administration has determined the threat is not credible, but the school is still working with the Copperas Cove Police Department to ensure student safety.
After the recent school shooting in Florida that left 17 students and teachers dead, schools across the country are on alert and taking extra precautions to keep people safe.
“They (S. C. Lee Junior High School administration) are just being very cautious right now and just asked us to have extra officers at the campus,” police department spokesman Sgt. Kevin Miller said Wednesday morning.