ISD 518 Response to Threats Made Against the District

Yesterday evening, Independent School District 518 was made aware of a threat that was made against the school district. This threat was reported to local authorities and the matter is being investigated. School will begin two hours late to allow time for Worthington Police Department to further their investigation into the matter. At this time, we believe the threat is not credible.
Threats to the safety of our students and staff are taken seriously and will always be investigated and pursued. The situation is currently under investigation by the Worthington Police Department. ISD 518 is working closely with WPD and decisions made by the school district reflect meetings and discussions with local law enforcement. School at ISD 518 will continue today with a two hour late start schedule and increased security across the district.
Our community exhibited swiftness when reporting this threat. We ask that staff, students, and the public continue to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to local authorities.