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Lexington District One student threat resolved

Lexington, S.C. — On Wednesday, August 21, the Lexington Police Department called the Lexington County School District’s Safety and Emergency Services office to inform them that a parent of a Lexington District One student discovered some alarming texts on his child’s mobile telephone. Officers believed that the messages could be interpreted as a threat to a school. A student at Meadow Glen Middle School made the texts about Lexington Middle School.

Because the district takes any report like this seriously, they immediately informed both principals of the incident. Administrators at MGMS contacted the student’s parents and removed the student from the school in accordance with board policy and district procedure. The student is not allowed on any Lexington District One property or at any events.

An employee of the district sent an e-mail to the parents of the schools’ students and the media Thursday. The message said that Lexington District One doesn’t tolerate this kind of behavior. They said the student had been recommended for expulsion. This is standard operating procedure in cases of threats.

Once again, the District made it clear they offer help to students who are struggling. They also encourage students and their parents to report any safety concerns to a school administrator, School Resource Officer, school counselor, teacher or other employee. The district also has a Tip Line (803-636-8317) which students, parents and others can use to report safety concerns anonymously. Users can access the Tip Line online, by telephone, by texting information or by emailing details of their concern to 1607@alert1.us.com.

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