CUYAHOGA FALLS — Woodridge local school officials and city police are investigating after a note threatening six students was found in a restroom at Woodridge Middle School. Officials have also decided to increase police presence at the school and campus for the rest of the week, according to the superintendent.
In an all-call message to district homes, superintendent Walter Davis said: "A student found a piece of paper in the eighth grade girls’ restroom and turned it in to the principal in the main office. The document is a written threat aimed at six students whose names are written on the paper. In today’s era, we must take all threats seriously … we are working closely with authorities from the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department to identify the author of the note."
Davis said district officials have spoken with the six students listed in the note and their parents. He added the principals talked with all eighth graders and reminded them about the district’s "see something, say something" policy.
"We are confident that we are close to identifying the author and when we do, appropriate action will be taken by the school district and, most likely, by the police," stated Davis. "…Out of an abundance of caution, we have requested an increased presence by the police at the middle school and on campus for the remainder of the week."
Davis also urged parents to speak with their children about the issues at hand.
"Leaving threatening notes is not funny," said Davis. "There are serious consequences for these types of behaviors. Working together, we can ensure that our students understand that we all have a responsibility in assuring the safety of our school district campus."