Good Morning Tiger Family,
This morning the front office of Taylorsville Elementary School received a call from a Connecticut based IP phone number indicated that the caller intended to bring a weapon to our campus. School staff immediately contacted the Taylorsville Police department. An Officer arrived on scene within minutes to assist in securing the building.
TPD contacted the Kentucky State Police forensics unit to begin investigating and tracing the number that made the threat against our campus. During that time, the number again contacted the front office and answered by the Taylorsville Police. At that time, the caller declined to speak. As the investigation has unfolded the Kentucky State Police has tracked the number from the Connecticut source to an Internet AP based in Canada. TPD and KSP are now working with their Canadian counterparts to track to original source of the call.
TPD officers and central office staff have been routed to provide additional security at Taylorsville Elementary School for the remainder of the day. As additional information becomes available it will be shared with our school community.
Taylorsville Elementary gives special thanks to the rapid response of our local law enforcement community. They are working quickly and efficiently to track down the source and credibility of the threatening phone call.
The safety of our children is our top priority. With this in mind, TES will be on Lock Down Procedures for the remainder of the day. Students will be escorted to and from the cafeteria and recess will take place indoors. This will also affect our afternoon dismissal plan, so please be patient with our procedures as we work to ensure student safety.
Thank you for your support,
Steven C. Rucker, Principal