Two Richland 2 high schools evacuated due to threat Wednesday
Two Richland 2 high schools were evacuated Wednesday due to threats, the district reported. Richland Northeast and Spring Valley high schools were evacuated around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday “due to a threat” the district posted on Twitter.
No further details were provided. Student journalists involved with Richland Northeast’s The Saber, began tweeting about an evacuation around 3:30 Wednesday.
As a precaution, Richland Northeast High school has been evacuated due to a threat. Please stay clear of the area. As a precaution, Spring Valley High school is also on a secure response precaution due to a threat.
— Richland School District Two (@RichlandTwo) February 1, 2023
“The district has sent out the following message to parents. As a precaution, Richland Northeast High School has been evacuated due to a threat. Please stay clear of the area. As a precaution, Spring Valley High School is also on a secure response precaution due to a threat,” one of the Tweets from The Saber’s account reads.
Richland Two published the same message on its Twitter account.
During fourth block today, students have been evacuated from the school. They have been moved to the football stadium. pic.twitter.com/nHV8rBB9rB
— The Saber (@RNESaber) February 1, 2023
A Richland 2 spokesperson could not provide any further information about the kind of threat received Wednesday or the means by which it was made.
This is the second day in a row Spring Valley has been evacuated due to a threat.
On Tuesday, Spring Valley students were evacuated after staff received an email from a student account that was “threatening in nature” Richland 2 spokesperson Carmen Rhone said. Both law enforcement and Richland 2 security said they did not believe the threat was credible.