A threat against Papillion-La Vista schools turned out to be a hoax but the perpetrator, who doesn’t live in the district, is facing real consequences. The threat was made on Twitter against an unspecified school.
The District addressed the matter overnight with the following statement to parents of middle school and high school students:
“The threat was immediately reported to law enforcement and we have been working cooperatively to conduct an investigation since early this (Sunday) evening. After a thorough investigation it was determined that the student who made the threat does not even live in the area. The individual was posing as a La Vista Middle School student as a joke. The student who made the threat will be facing legal consequences in the state he lives.
School safety is a top priority at Papillion La Vista Community Schools and we take any threat very seriously. School safety is not something to joke about and it is important for all students to know that there are severe consequences for any threat, joking or not.
We want to thank our students, parents and community that were quick to report the threat. We also want to thank all the law enforcement agencies, La Vista, Papillion and Sarpy County that worked many hours to resolve this situation so students knew it was not credible before school started.
“We are very lucky to live in a community where school safety is a top priority and truly a team effort between school, police and community. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your school principal.”