School Officials Say Graduation Night Safe and Secure Despite Threats of Violence
HERNANDO – Over the last few days RNRF has received numerous tips from concerned parents and students who were worried about possible threats of violence in and around our public schools. We kept close ties with the Hernando County School Board and Sheriff’s Office, who assured us that all threats were investigated and were unfounded.
Today, School Board officials asked us to share the following, in an effort to help ease concerns over rumors of violence during tonight’s graduation event at Springstead High School.
The following statement was provided by the Hernando County Schoool Board: “Good afternoon Springstead family – I wish to share that we have been made aware of a non-credible threat sent to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office and intended to disrupt our graduation ceremony.
I wish to assure all of our students and families that he Hernando County Sheriff’s Office and the Hernando County School District are working collaboratively to ensure a safe environment for tonight’s graduation.Sweeps have been made to the campus and arrangements for around-the-clock security as well as enhanced police presence during the ceremony have been made.
We also ask that duffel bags, backpacks or any large item be left in the vehicle or at home. They will not be permitted in the stadium.
We hope to see everyone for this special event and as a reminder the graduation ceremony starts at 7:30 p.m. at booster stadium. Gates open at 6:15 p.m.”
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