ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Parents and guardians of students at Roanoke City Public Schools, as well as staff members, received a robocall Friday morning following posts on social media about a potential threat at a high school.
The district included a transcript of the robocall from Friday, June 3 below:
Good morning, this is Verletta White, Superintendent of Roanoke City Public Schools. I am calling to let you know that we understand there is a social media post regarding a possible threat at a Roanoke high school. School administration and law enforcement have investigated and believe the information is NOT credible. Police are on-site at both high schools as an added precaution, and are monitoring the safety and security of everyone on campus. Our schools’ comprehensive safety plans have a multi-layered approach that continues to be in place for the safety and security of students and staff. Again, we have no information at this time that suggests that there are any credible threats to our schools. As you know, safety is our number one priority. Should anything change, we will be sure to let you know. Thank you and have a great day.
If you have not received the robocall, you are asked to check your voicemail for a call from 540-777-0876, as well as create a contact for this number in your address book.
If you did not receive any notification, the district encourages you to contact your school to make sure your number is correct.
“It is imperative to contact your school anytime your phone number changes, you switch to a new service provider, or if your phone service was deactivated for any period of time,” Roanoke City Public Schools said.
This news comes after WFXR found multiple posts on various Roanoke Facebook groups about a lunchtime shootout planned at William Fleming High School, with parents commenting that they were planning to pull their students out of school to protect them.