A student in the Oak Grove School District allegedly posted a Snapchat about the Florida school mass shooting that caused school administration to investigate the matter Thursday morning.
Oak Grove Middle School Assistant Principal Tom Huffington told The Star that the school received information from a parent before classes started about a questionable Snapchat a student posted that referenced the shooting Wednesday that killed 17 people inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
The assistant principal and a letter to parents described the Snapchat as “inappropriate and alarming,” but administration declined to share what the social media post said or what it showed.
A school resource officer was also involved in investigating the post.
School administration said there was “no direct threat to anyone or the school itself” at any time.
The student in question has been contacted by school and police officials.
This is what the letter from the middle school principal, Tracy Kemp, to parents said:
This morning before school, a parent notified OGMS administration of a Snapchat message that was posted regarding the school tragedy in Florida. The post was inappropriate and alarming to OGMS administration. OGMS administration immediately located the student in question and conducted an investigation. Classes had not started.
The message in the post was taken very seriously, and the student has been disciplined within our district discipline policy. The Oak Grove Police Department was also involved. We consider the safety of our students a top priority. We are grateful that a parent reported this immediately. If you have any questions regarding this incident you can contact OGMS at 690-4154.