Security increased at Andover Middle School after threat

ANDOVER, Kan. (KSNW) – Police increased security Tuesday after another threat was found written in a bathroom at Andover Middle School.

On Monday, the school district sent home a letter to parents. Graffiti that included the word “bomb” was found in a bathroom.

Below is the letter that was sent to parents and staff:

Dear Parent/Guardian-

The safety of our students is our main concern at Andover Public Schools. We are letting you know that this afternoon, Dec. 19, graffiti that included the word “bomb” was found in a bathroom at Andover Middle School after school was released. Due to the recent safety concerns at Andover Middle School, we feel it is best to share this information with you. We take actions like this seriously, and will not tolerate any activities that disrupt a safe school environment for our students.

In conjunction with Andover Police Department, appropriate safety precautions have been taken and there will be an increased presence of security tomorrow to provide additional safety measures at AMS. School and related activities will carry on as usual. We feel that there is no danger to students and staff at this time.

We encourage you to talk to your student and ask if he or she may have information that would help us determine who wrote the threat. Should you hear of information that would be helpful in this regard, please contact the Andover Police Department at 316-733-5177. Please do not leave a message at your student’s school after 3:30 p.m. as this phone is not monitored 24/7.

We will continue to place the highest priority on both academic expectations and student safety and Andover Schools, and your support of our efforts are appreciated. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Deb Regier

Principal, Andover Middle School