STANFORD — Lincoln County High School has brought in extra security today after a student reported a threat to authorities Wednesday.
Superintendent Karen Hatter said a student at LCHS received a phone call during school hours Wednesday.
Hatter said any threat should be approached with caution.
“We took that very seriously,” she said.
Hatter said Stanford police were notified and responded.
Officials decided the best approach was to bring in more police officers to the school today as a precaution.
Parents were notified through a program called School Messenger, which is generally used for snow days, Hatter said.
“We wanted to give people information because we knew that they would be concerned,” Hatter said.
Hatter added there has been confusion over the nature of the threat. Some parents and students heard false rumors the threat was made against the school, but actually it was made toward the individual student.
“We wanted to offer protection for this one person,” she said.
Principal Tim Godbey said everything is running smoothly today. A few students stayed home because parents were concerned, but attendance is average.