An automated, anonymous 911 call Tuesday night included a threat to Kelso High School, according to Kelso police.
Kelso School District officials said in a letter to parents that the school is taking precautions, but also said the school day would not be affected as they were “confident there is no threat to students or staff.”
A Kelso Police Department press release said that around 7:15 p.m., an automated call with a robotic voice came into 911 dispatchers.
While the police did not share the entire message, the release said the message was threatening in nature and included “general anti-government statements” as well as mentioning the high school.
The release said Kelso police do not believe there is any danger, as these kinds of calls are fairly common. However, officers are still investigating.
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“(These calls) are used all over the world to harass, disrupt and generally cause chaos,” the release said. “This does not diminish our response or collaboration with the Kelso School District.”
Kelso School Superintendent Mary Beth Tack wrote in the letter to parents that extra safety measures have been put in place, and the district is working with the police department.
“Safety and security always remain our top priority, and we will continue to do everything possible to ensure the well-being of all our students and staff,” Tack wrote.
“Thank you for entrusting us with your children.”
The police release said that while it’s likely the call did not come from the local area, if anyone has information about the call they should contact KPD.