Increased police presence at Glenview Middle School

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An increased police presence was on site at Glenview Middle School in East Moline Friday afternoon after a student posted a threat.
Officers said it was on a stall in a girls’ bathroom.
The East Moline Police Department and East Moline school district investigated the incident and found no evidence that the threat was valid.
However, faculty took the necessary precautions to insure students were safe and that it never happens again.

Superintendent Kris Humphries said it was important to have the increased police presence because he wanted the community to know how important the well-being of their students, families and faculty are.
He said they take incidents like this very seriously.

“I was disappointed because I knew that somebody’s actions in doing what they did can cause a lot of chaos,” Humphries said. “It can cause some concern in the community so that was my first thought I was worried because I thought just this little thing whether it was valid or not can cause a lot of uproar and unfortunately it causes a disruption in our schools day to day,” said Humphries.

The incident is still an ongoing investigation 
School will resume as normal on Monday and counselors will remain available to students as needed.

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