Protocol followed say school officials

It was business as usual at Navarre High School Wednesday following an anonymous gun threat officials received Monday night.

“Safety is and always will be my highest priority,” said Navarre High School Principal Brian Noack the day after the school responded to a text message threat of gun violence.

School officials insist students and faculty were never in danger and said a carefully prepared district protocol was followed. Parents received a recorded message from Noack shortly after school began.

“I think parents have a valid concern and a valid point that they felt like they should’ve been made aware of this information in order to give them the opportunity to determine if they wanted to let their kids go to school,” Noack said.

The investigation is still ongoing as to the source of anonymous text messages.

“I think all threats are unique in a sense,” he said, adding that they worked closely with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s department. “We reacted with the information that was presented to us at the time.”

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