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TURKEY-QUITAQUE ISD PRESS RELEASE

 

DATE: ​February 25, 2018

FROM: ​Jackie Jenkins, Turkey-Quitaque ISDSuperintendent

As the designated spokesperson and Superintendent for the Turkey-Quitaque Independent School District, I am issuing the following statement:

The Turkey-Quitaque ISD Administration received a report on Friday, February 23, 2018, of a possible terroristic threat that had been made via Snapchat against “Valley High School.” Turkey-Quitaque ISD reported the threat to the Briscoe and Hall County Sheriffs’ Offices, the Texas Department of Public Safety, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. As explained at a staff and parent meeting held by the District on Sunday evening, February 25, 2018, these law enforcement agencies have conducted a thorough investigation of the threat and have determined that the threat is not credible. Therefore, Turkey-Quitaque ISD will be open for school on Monday, February 26, 2018, and all District activities and operations will continue as scheduled.

 

Student safety is of paramount importance to Turkey-Quitaque ISD, and the District takes every threat against the safety of its students seriously. Accordingly, out of an abundance of caution, law enforcement officers will be present at the District on Monday, February 26, 2018. The District’s Administration will continue to cooperate withstate, federal, and local law enforcement agencies, to the fullest extent permitted by law, in order to ensure the ongoing safety of District students and staff. The District’s Administration encourages all parents, staff, students, and community members to immediately notify the District of any safety concerns.