LPS student who made posts about violence at school reported by family

LPS says there is no active threat against the school

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A Lincoln Southwest student was reported by their family after posting online threatening violence at the high school.

Despite no active threat against the school, there will be extra security present on Wednesday.  “I want to be clear, there is no active threat at Southwest High School today,” John Matzen, Southwest principal said.

Lincoln Public Schools made parents aware of the threat after Lincoln Police brought it to their attention early Wednesday morning.

Tuesday night, police were contacted by multiple people, including the family of the student who “posted disturbing comments and photos mentioning violence at Southwest.”

With help from the family, police did an investigation to search and connect the student with appropriate support and care.

The student will not be at school on Wednesday and is still receiving care.

LPS’ Student Services and Security and Threat Assessment Team will continue to work with the student and their family to ensure a safe learning environment at the school.

“We are grateful to the people who reported the concern to Lincoln Police,” Matzen said. “We take all reported threats seriously and investigate each one fully.”

Additional staff will be available to help students process any emotions they may have regarding the threat.

LPS reminds families to keep weapons and ammunition locked up to prevent intentional and unintentional harm.

If you or your child see or hear something of concern contact a trusted LPS staff member or contact Lincoln Police at 402-441-600.  Reports may also be made through the green Safe to Say button on the LPS website.

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