Hammond High Magnet School closed due to potential threat

According to the Facebook post, no students are allowed on campus due to a threat.
According to the Facebook post, no students are allowed on campus due to a threat.(Tangipahoa School System)
Updated: Nov. 12, 2018 at 8:36 AM CST
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -The Tangipahoa Parish School System announced Monday that Hammond High School is closed due to a potential threat on campus.

School Superintendent Melissa Stilley said TPSO responded to the school shortly after 6:30 a.m. after a
social media threat was discovered Monday.

“I cannot adequately express our appreciation to law enforcement for their swift response to this case, which was brought to our attention thanks to proactive communication among a student, the young person’s parent, and Principal Shelly Gaydos in the minutes before students arrived on campus,” Stilley said. “We opted to err on the side of safety, and I’m pleased to report that after a thorough search Hammond High Magnet is safe and that we will be ready to hold classes there again on Tuesday.”

Stilley said the TPSO continues to investigate leads on the origination of the threat.

As for the school, HHMS will have an increased law enforcement presence on campus in coming days.

IMPORTANT NOTICE Hammond High Magnet School will be closed Monday, November 12, 2018, until further notice due to a...

Posted by Tangipahoa Parish School System on Monday, November 12, 2018

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