Threat at Park Hill South results in arrest

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RIVERSIDE, Mo. -- An apparent threat at Park Hill South High School has resulted in an arrest, according to a statement from the school district.

A threat was discovered in a bathroom at the school on Monday and police were called to investigate.

The following statement from Principal Dale Longenecker went out to parents of students via phone and email.

Hello, this is Dale Longenecker, your child’s principal at Park Hill South.

Yesterday, we let you know about a threat of violence we found in one of the restrooms here at South. I’m calling today to let you know the police have made an arrest regarding this incident.

We appreciate the fast, effective response from the Riverside Police Department to keep our school safe. I’m also grateful for the good work of my administrative team who worked on this investigation. And most of all, I would like to thank the students who came forward so quickly to protect their school by reporting this threat.

While I cannot legally share any details about this student or the discipline that results from this incident in addition to the legal consequences, I can tell you we take any threat to our school safety very seriously, and we will follow our district policies in imposing discipline.

Thank you for your support as we work to keep Park Hill South safe.

The identity of the suspect has not been released.

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