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GCSO Investigates Possible Threat at High School

Posted on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 11:49 am

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of possible computer system hacking and threats made toward students and staff by a fellow student. The Investigation into possible computer hacking into the GCHS main system has been unfounded.

School ThreatSheriff Clint Shrum explained, “There is no proof that any student or staff information has been compromised.” Additionally, the investigation into alleged threats is still ongoing. “We are investigating to see whether these threats were part of an actual conversation or something taken out of context,” stated Shrum.

“The Grundy County Department of Education is currently working with the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department on the alleged threats made by a student. The safety of all our students and staff on all of our campuses is our utmost priority,” stated Dr. Willie Childers, Grundy County Director of Schools.

Sheriff Shrum commented that at no time did he feel this situation was out of control or unmonitored to the point where students and staff were in danger.