South High put in stay-put mode over 'hoax' email threat
South Anchorage High School was put in stay-put mode briefly on Monday morning due to a "threatening email," officials say.
According to Anchorage School District spokesperson Catherine Esary, South High sent out alerts to parents and faculty that the school was being put in stay-put mode over a threatening email one of the faculty members received
Essary said due to protocol, the school was put on stay-put mode as a precaution until Anchorage Police could investigate if the email was, in fact, threatening to the school.
Based on APD's investigation, Essary said the threat was "non-credible" and classes resumed as usual.
At 9:16 a.m. South High principal Wendy Pondolfino sent out the following email:
Good morning, South Anchorage High School is now out of Stay Put. ASD and ASD IT personnel have determined the concerning email to be a hoax. We appreciate the support of staff, students, families and APD in our efforts to keep students safe.
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