ROELAND PARK, Kan. — Bishop Miege Catholic High School officials responded to social media threats made by students on Monday night, saying there will be an increased police presence at the school Tuesday.
School administrators were alerted of a social media screenshot with inappropriate language and a threatening message around 10 p.m. Monday.
Roeland Park police were notified of the threat and responded to students’ homes. There will be officers in the school building Tuesday, according to a letter sent to parents.
The school also said the students who were involved in the social media post will not be on campus Tuesday, and it’s cooperating with the investigation. Classes are proceeding as normal.
The school emailed the following message to families:
Dear Bishop Miege Community,
Providing a safe, secure and Christ-centered environment for students and staff is the number one priority of Bishop Miege High School.
Monday night at 10 p.m. the Bishop Miege administration was alerted to a disturbing social media screenshot with racist language and a threatening message targeting African American students. Bishop Miege takes these messages seriously and will deal with them swiftly.
Miege administrators immediately alerted the Roeland Park Police Department. It is our understanding that Officers were sent to students’ homes overnight. The identified students are not at school today and will remain off campus as the investigation continues. Appropriate consequences will follow when all the facts are known. Miege is cooperating with Roeland Park police to ensure the safety of our students, faculty and staff.
Bishop Miege has zero tolerance for any racial threats and threats of violence. Therefore both a police and school investigation are in process to identify all parties involved in making the threat.
Our Christian mission prioritizes partnership with parents. School parents should feel free to contact school administration with any concerns.Bishop Miege Administration
Bishop Miege said additional information would be available later in the day.