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Burke High receives report of guns at school

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Posted at 10:58 PM, Oct 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-10 23:58:28-04

Administrators at Burke High School sent a message to parents about two students possibly bringing guns to school on Tuesday.

The letter states Omaha Police received the report via an anonymous text.  Police and school administrators searched the two suspected students and their lockers, but no weapons were found.

The letter in its entirety is below.

Good afternoon Burke High School parents:

I wanted to make you aware of some text messages that were brought to the attention of school staff today. The Omaha Police Department received an anonymous text message reporting that two students had guns at school. The texts were reported to have included mention of a weapon allegedly on school property.  Because we take threats like this very seriously the Omaha Police Department and Burke administration worked collaboratively to search the students suspected, as well as their lockers. No weapons were found. The students' parents were contacted. We will continue to work directly with the families involved and the appropriate disciplinary action will be taken with the students involved.  We are sharing this message with you as part of our commitment to open, transparent communication with our families. The safety of our staff and students is our number one priority.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call me or stop by my office.  Thank you for your support of Burke High School and the Omaha Public Schools.

Gaye Lannan, Principal
Burke High School
PH:  (402) 557-3210
gaye.lannan@ops.org