Harlem Middle School student's comment on school shooting reported, leads to extra police presence

Published: Nov. 22, 2019 at 12:10 PM CST
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A heavy police presence surrounded Harlem Middle School on Friday morning after a student's comment on a school shooting was reported.

The Loves Park Police Department assisted an investigation after the comment was reported Thursday night. Officers found the comments to be unsubstantiated.

Harlem Middle School Principal Matt Cascio says there were extra police at the school as a precaution.

"At this time, we do not believe there to be any safety concerns for our students and staff," says Cascio. "We appreciate the individual who reported the matter and we encourage everyone to speak up when they hear of potential school safety issues."