Threat leads to extra security at Glendale High School

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Springfield School District asked for extra officers after another anonymous threat of violence at Glendale High School Friday.

The district has investigated other threats throughout the school year. In this case, district officials are not sharing more details about the message discovered, but say it is very similar.

Investigators say they do not believe this threat is credible, however investigators are taking it seriously. School leaders reviewed surveillance video, conducted interviews, and encouraged students to share information.

Robert Talburt is a parent of three Glendale students.

"I think you kind of get used to it, but at the same time, I don't want them to develop a certain complacency, where they're not going to be able to take action or follow instruction, what they've learned through drills, by being complacent about a lot of threats over the course of the school year," said Talburt.

A student told KY3, while they are required to wear ID badges and sign out to go to the bathroom, those policies are not always enforced.

Springfield Schools released this message to parents:

Safety is our first priority so we want to communicate with the Glendale community about an investigation that is underway regarding an anonymous message discovered. The threatening message lacked specifics, and at this time, the investigation has not produced any information that would cause us to believe that this is a credible threat. School administrators are working with school police officers to support their ongoing investigation, which continued overnight. We will follow the regular schedule today. Out of an abundance of caution, we will exercise a heightened sense of awareness and have an increased presence of additional school police officers at school.