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NOHS security tight following written threat of shooting

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By Jacquelyn Stoess Hack

Parents of North Oldham High School students learned Tuesday of a written threat referring to a shooting at the school.

NOHS Principal Lisa Jarrett informed parents by letter that the threat appeared on the wall of a boys' restroom stall at the school Monday.

The threat mentions a school shooting occurring Monday, Sept. 21.

Jarrett said no threat is dismissed or ignored without a thorough investigation, however, school officials have no further information regarding the seriousness of the threat of its author.

"Our top priority continues to be the safety of each person at NOHS," Jarrett wrote. "In response to this incident, we will increase supervision and surveillance at school on Monday and will have additional law enforcement officials on site as a precautionary measure."

Jarrett said administrators and staff have heightened their awareness and will be attentive to anything out of the ordinary, as they are on any other school day. 

"Please know that student safety is always a primary concern at our school," Jarrett wrote.

Oldham County Police are investigating, and school officials are working with officers to determine the source of the threat and to gather any information as to its authenticity. 

Jarrett recommends that parents, students, faculty and staff report any unusual behaviors or comments about this, or any other situation that might compromise the safety of our school, to an administrator or our school resource officer, Malcolm Patterson.