Authorities investigating "threat of violence" at Rickards High

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By: Aubrey Brown | WCTV Eyewitness News
November 9, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Law enforcement is investigating after a message containing a possible threat of violence was received by the administration at Rickards High School.

According to an announcement by Principal Douglas Cook, the administration received the message on Thursday but were unable to substantiate the credibility of the threat.

The school contacted the Leon County Sheriff's Office, which is working with the Leon County Schools Safety and Security Office to assess the threat.

Cook says Rickards is anticipating to have normal school-day activities on Friday.

"It is important for you to remain calm and allow our safety and security experts in the sheriff's office and Leon County Schools to do their work. Doing so will assure that our students are able to return to school and enjoy a productive school day," said Cook. "As Principal of James S. Rickards High School, I appreciate your support while we work quickly with LCSO to resolve this matter."

The school has not said whether additional security will be on campus Friday.

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