OTTAWA — Classes began as planned Monday morning at Ottawa-Glandorf High School after officials determined a possible threat at the school wasn’t credible.
According to a press release from Ottawa-Glandorf Superintendent Don Horstman, the district received information about a possible threat against students at the high school through an anonymous report. The Ottawa Police Department and Putnam County Sheriff’s Office were contacted, with Ottawa police conducting an investigation.
The press release from the school said the police found the threat wasn’t credible, long before staff and students reported to the high school Monday morning. There is an increased presence by the Ottawa Police Department today at the high school.
“We are working with them to continue the investigation into the source of the allegation, and to ensure student and staff safety,” according to the school’s press release.
The threat was reported through an anonymous reporting app, according to Ottawa police officer Jake Macke.
“That’s how it came to the school’s attention. They got it reported in this app, and then it got passed on to me. I went and spoke to individuals, and it was deemed not credible,” Macke said. “If the school wants to label it a false report, I would be OK with that. I went and spoke to that individual, and the appropriate guardians of that individual, and they had a sit-down with the school this morning as well.”
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