In a letter to media Tuesday morning, Palmyra Police Chief Eddie Bogue and Palmyra R-I Superintendent Kirt Malone reassured the community that threat was deemed unfounded.

Palmyra law enforcement and school district personnel are quashing rumors centered around what they called an “ambiguous threat” earlier this month.

In a letter to media Tuesday morning, Palmyra Police Chief Eddie Bogue and Palmyra R-I Superintendent Kirt Malone reassured the community that threat was deemed unfounded.

On Feb. 5, Palmyra R-I personnel were made aware of an ambiguous threat from one individual to another at the high school. Malone said the school district contacted the Palmyra Police Department for assistance. The joint investigation revealed that there was not enough probable cause for an arrest of the individual who made the statement. The nature of the statement in question was not explained. It is unclear if the students communicated in person or through a device or social media.

Since Feb. 5, there have been many rumors circulating. But Bogue and Malone reassured that policies regarding safety and discipline were followed. They emphasized that they determined the rumors to be unfounded.

“We have followed school district policy regarding discipline for this situation. We will remain vigilant regarding this and any matter than may impact student safety. If any one in the community knows or hears of any threat to our schools, students, or staff, we ask that you contact the Palmyra Police Department or the school office,” the letter said.

The school resource officer will continue to provide daily security at all of our schools. The SRO position was added at the beginning of 2018.

“We are fortunate to have access to a trained police professional who provides an added layer of security at our schools every day,” the letter continued. “We want to assure everyone that we will continue to take the safety and security of our students and staff very seriously.”