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Decatur HS takes extra security measures after threat


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Decatur High School will have extra security measures in place Tuesday after a bomb threat was made Monday.

The school will have extra law enforcement on campus and will not allow students to bring in backpacks, bags or large purses Tuesday or Wednesday. Athletic bags must be left in the athletic locker rooms.

A statement from Decatur ISD Superintendent Judi Whitis, said school officials were notified shortly before noon that a threat had been written on the wall in the boys’ downstairs restroom.

“The writing threatened a bomb on May 7. The bathroom was immediately closed and our school resource officers, Decatur Police and campus administrators began investigating,” Whitis said in the statement.

“While we do not believe this to be credible, threats of any kind to the safety and well being of our students and staff are taken very seriously and investigated thoroughly. Police and campus staff are searching security footage and interviewing students to determine the source of the threat. Meanwhile, our custodians have removed the writing.”

Whitis added that law enforcement and administrators responded quickly to the incident.

“It was all hands on deck,” Whitis said.

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