A possible threat against a high school principal proved to be unfounded Wednesday afternoon.
School officials at George Rogers Clark High School contacted the Winchester Police Department about a student who had allegedly threatened the school’s principal.
Clark County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Elaine Farris released a letter to parents of students at GRC in an effort to quell fears about the threat.
Sometime Wednesday afternoon, rumors circulated that the school’s principal was under duress, threatened by a student.
Those rumors were unfounded, Farris’s letter said. The threat came from a former GRC student, who was not on school property Wednesday, the letter states.
“At no time was the safety of our students and staff compromised,” the letter said.
Investigators couldn’t confirm that a threat was made after speaking to a student who claimed someone from outside the school had threatened GRC Principal David Bolen.
“I don’t think there was much to it,” Winchester Police Capt. Harvey Craycraft said. “We searched his residence and didn’t find anything. He didn’t seem to know what was going on.”