Raymore-Peculiar High School alerted of potential threat, says sender of message is cooperating with district

RAYMORE, Mo. — Raymore-Peculiar School District sent a letter to parents and teachers Monday after they were alerted of a potential threat.

Raymore-Peculiar High School said a student received an anonymous text regarding the potential threat of violence.

The school district said they were able to quickly identify the texter and that person was cooperating with the district. The high school added that they do not believe the text to have been a true threat.

The school district says the investigation is on going.

The Raymore-Peculiar High School issued the following statement regarding the incident:

RPHS Parents and Teachers,

This correspondence is being provided to you to make you aware of an incident that occurred today at Raymore-Peculiar High School.  This morning, it was brought to the attention of the administrative team that a high school student received an anonymous text at school regarding a potential threat of violence to the school setting.  Upon immediately investigating the matter, the administrative team and SRO officers were able to quickly determine the identity of the original texter, and this individual is currently cooperating with building and district administration.  While we do not believe there is a true threat to students or staff, we are continuing our investigation and  implementation of our threat assessment process.  Please be assured that we are taking every appropriate measure to address the situation in accordance with school policy and to ensure the safety of our students and staff.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact the high school at (816) 892-1400 or (816) 892-1550.  Additional information will be provided at a later time, but we would like to reiterate that the current safety of our students and staff is not compromised.