Principal: Threat did not target Rock Bridge High School
COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
A social media threat that included the initials “RBHS” was not affiliated with Rock Bridge High School, Principal Jacob Sirna wrote in an email to parents on Friday.
“This morning law enforcement was alerted to a vague social media threat to school safety that included the initials ‘RBHS,’” the email stated. “Law enforcement immediately began an investigation into the report with the support of our district safety and security team, and school administration. Law enforcement was also on campus this morning to support our school.
The Columbia Police Department also wrote on its social media that it investigated the threat and that it wasn’t affiliated with the school.
(1) At approximately 7:41 a.m. today, Columbia Police were alerted by a source outside Missouri to a possible school threat involving the initials RBHS. Out of an abundance of caution, the Department worked with Columbia Public Schools security staff to investigate the threat. pic.twitter.com/uF2aaVRXSK— ColumbiaPD (@ColumbiaPD) February 3, 2023
“Through the investigation, it was determined that the message originated in another state and that the initials ‘RBHS’ were not affiliated with Rock Bridge High School," Sirna wrote in the email.
A similar situation occurred earlier this week with a Jefferson City middle school. Jefferson City police said a reported threat against Thomas Jefferson Middle School on Wednesday originated elsewhere and targeted a different school district.