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La Salle-Peru High School initiates safety response plan after an unsubstantiated threat to campus

Local police have been made aware of the incident

La Salle-Peru Superintendent Steven Wrobleski said Friday afternoon school officials are aware of an unsubstantiated threat to campus. The announcement was made about 1:30 p.m.

School officials have contacted the La Salle and Peru police departments and have implemented school and law enforcement safety protocols based on the nature of the threat.

Because of the protocols of local law enforcement the specific details of the threat cannot be released by school officials at this time.

Both the police and school officials are confident the school remains safe and secured but as a precaution the district has had a heightened police presence around campus buildings.

Wrobleski said the school takes the safety of all students, staff and visitors seriously, which is why the administration initiated the safety response plan.

The local police departments are continuing their investigation of the threat and if anyone has any information about this incident, they are asked to contact the local police tip line at 815-223-1432. Information may be shared anonymously.

Wrobleski said while educators don’t believe this to be a credible threat, considering the recent tragedy at Oxford High School in Michigan, they wanted to ensure school families, staff and community are aware of what has occurred and how officials are responding.

Wrobleski said if there are further questions, individuals may reach out to 815-223-2373 or swrobleski@lphs.net.