Last night, a parent of a Highland Park High School student informed us that police searched a bathroom at the school yesterday, according to her son.
I spoke with University Park police Capt. Holman, who confirmed that police were on campus yesterday conducting a search. He told me that a concerning note had been found in a bathroom, so school administrators called the police department to check it out.
He was unable to tell me the nature of the note, and a call to the school has not been returned yet, but I'll post any updates here.
Update: I just spoke with HPISD spokeswoman Helen Williams and principal Walter Kelly who confirmed that an investigation is underway. No arrests have yet been made, and they will be sending an explanation letter out to parents shortly.
Update: I've posted the email from HPISD administration after the jump.
Dear HPISD Parents & Staff,
The University Park Police are investigating a threatening note that was found yesterday in a bathroom at Highland Park High School.
A student brought the note to a teacher, and campus leaders immediately notified police. Campus leaders and police worked closely together and determined that there was no imminent safety threat.
The school district takes all threats seriously and will continue to cooperate with police on this matter.