Isle parents shocked by school shooting threat investigation - KMSP-TV

Isle parents shocked by school shooting threat investigation

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ISLE, Minn. (KMSP) -

Parents of students in the Isle School District were shocked by an e-mail from the superintendent informing them of a shooting threat investigation at the high school on Wednesday.

A FOX 9 Viewer and parent of a fifth grader in the district forwarded a letter sent to parents on Wednesday afternoon to inform them of mounting concerns on social media that Isle schools were going to be a target of a school shooting.

In the letter, Superintendent Mike Conner told parents that the administration followed procedures to identify the potential threat and call in resources. Conner explained that school officials contacted the students named in the threats and their parents, and two unnamed law enforcement agencies were involved in the process.

Conner continued to say no credible threat exists, and the entire student body at the high school was called to assemble in the gym for an update on the situation.

"The administration and law enforcement will continue to take each potential threat to our students and staff very seriously," Conner wrote. "We will work extremely hard to ensure the continued safety of everyone."

Before thanking the concerned students, parents and staff who brought the threat to his attention, Conner stressed the importance of reporting potential threats to school employees as soon as possible.

Yet, some parents are accusing the district of not informing them soon enough, arguing that they should have been notified when the investigation began so they could have chosen whether or not to send their children to school -- especially in light of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn.

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