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Lewis & Clark High School sends letter to families following recent threats

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

On Thursday, Lewis and Clark High School sent out a letter to families regarding recent threats made against students and the school.

On Wednesday, law enforcement identified a male student connected to the incident. Spokane Public Schools, 982 students out of the 1,723 that attend Lewis and Clark High School stayed home Wednesday as a precaution.

Thursday's letter to parents said the following:

"Lewis and Clark Families,
Thanks to the many of you who have expressed concern for student safety the last few days. The safety and security of students and staff are paramount to creating a community of learning.
As parents ourselves, we appreciate the trust you put in us to ensure that your student arrives safely to their classroom. When an event like that of the last few days happens, it disrupts all of our lives. We take seriously our job to keep your child safe.
SPS has a safety and security protocol in place for when these events happen. L.C. Administration, District Leadership and outside support agencies all work closely together to coordinate resources and provide information that ensures student and staff safety. Communication with our stakeholders is always delivered in a way that maintains the investigation’s integrity for our partners in law enforcement and that is as timely as possible. Our model of threat assessment is recognized across the nation as the most effective way to provide a safe learning environment while supporting students.
We appreciate the support of the Spokane Police Department over the past 72 hours. They worked tirelessly off multiple leads to investigate this incident and locate the student who has confessed to being responsible. They partnered with school personnel, community agencies and families throughout the long weekend. Spokane Police Chief Meidl and his team will continue to maintain an increased presence around LC and all other district schools through Friday as a sign of support.
Thank you again for your continued support. Feel free to contact either of us if you have any questions or concerns.
Sincerely,
Marybeth Smith Mark Sterk
Principal, L.C.H.S. Director, Campus Safety"

Based on the results of their investigation, the Major Crimes Detectives with the Spokane Police Department say they believe that there is no longer a threat to Lewis and Clark High School or the community from the incident.

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