MT. VERNON — Mt. Vernon Township High School spent the school day Wednesday on modified “code white” lockdown after threats made at the school Tuesday and outside of school Tuesday night.
MVTHS Superintendent Jeff Fritchtnitch says there were separate incidents where students were talking about guns in the building on Tuesday. He says both events were handled Tuesday, but rumors spread via text and social media overnight that something would happen Wednesday.
As a precaution, Fritchtnitch says the building was on “code white” lockdown Wednesday.
There was also a heightened police presence at the school Wednesday as a precaution, but it was believed that the social media rumors were related to the incidents Tuesday.
Fritchtnitch says his top priority is always the safety of everyone at MVTHS.
Fritchtnitch made a video discussing the different levels of security at MVTHS in response to questions about the system Wednesday. You can find that video posted at the school’s website, www.mvths.org.