Extra police officers will be at Lakewood High School today after Lakewood Police learned of a rumor about threatened violence there, a police dispatcher said.
The threat, which had been spreading on social media, was that there would be a shooting at the school.
Christine Gordillo, spokeswoman for the district, said the Lakewood City Schools is aware of the rumors. Police have been investigating those rumors and have not been able to find any truth to them. The superintendent and other administrators were at the building this morning to assist with drop-off and reassure parents.
“We take our students’ safety very seriously,” Gordillo said.
Police did not know if the rumor is true but believed it necessary to respond by sending officers to the building.
The school is open today.
Update, 12:08 p.m.: The school district has posted an official statement on its website. The statement notes that no valid threat was found. As a reminder, the district's 24-hour security hotline is (216) 227-5311.