A message about school safety from Superintendent Dr. Nathan Morris:
The Cross County School District would like to inform our parents and community of rumors circulating yesterday of an unsubstantiated threat of violence occurring at schools and public places in Arkansas. The Cross County School District is not aware of any threat against our school district. Late last night, the Arkansas State Police released this statement:
“The Arkansas State Police has been in close contact in recent days with the Federal Bureau of Investigation attempting to identify the source of an alleged threat of gun violence at an undisclosed Arkansas school reportedly planned for later this week.
At this time no corroborating evidence or useful details have been uncovered in regard to the information provided to the FBI. In the event more specific or credible information is received; it will be shared with local law enforcement offices, state and local school officials, as well as Arkansas citizens.
The Arkansas State Police asks that if anyone has information about a threat of violence whether the site of the threat may be a school or other public place, please contact your nearest Arkansas State Police Office or local law enforcement agency. A complete listing of state police offices can be found at https://asp.arkansas.gov/divisions/highway-patrol/“
We take the safety of all of our students and staff seriously and will continue to stay in constant contact with the Cross County Sheriff’s office and the Cherry Valley Police Department over the coming days. Both departments will give additional support to our District and we will continue to send updates if information changes.