Brother Martin High School adds extra security measures after threatening message in bathroom stall

Walter S. Timmons

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — Brother Martin High Faculty noted a threatening concept in a toilet stall to legislation enforcement on Monday.

In accordance to school officials, there was nameless graffiti in the restroom stall that threatened school protection.

“After remaining designed informed of anonymous graffiti in the restroom stall on Monday threatening the basic safety of our faculty, we instantly notified law enforcement officials and labored with a number of officers in NOPD, all of whom deemed the graffiti to be not credible. Considering the fact that that time, we have been in regular communication with NOPD. In scenarios like these, we stick to the advice, knowledge, and knowledge of our fast contacts in legislation enforcement,” stated a faculty spokesperson.

The university declared that there will be further safety guards the two indoors and outdoors on the campus.

The Principle, Ryan J Gallagher notified moms and dads of the incident stating the following:

“Dear Parents, I would like to choose this option to provide you with an update to the school security difficulty. After being created conscious of the nameless graffiti in the restroom stall threatening the safety of our college, we labored with a variety of officials in NOPD — two who arrived to campus, our two school useful resource officers (just one of whom was on campus Wednesday and will be checking campus for the remainder of the 7 days), and the captain of the 3rd district — and a get hold of acquainted with Brother Martin in the JPSO all through the late afternoon and early night Monday. All of the regulation enforcement officers considered the threat to be not credible and agreed that we should work in standard fashion going forward. Given that that time, we have been in regular communication with a selection of officials at NOPD. In cases like these, we comply with the advice, working experience, and expertise of our immediate contacts in regulation enforcement who, however, have knowledge with similar predicaments in other educational institutions in and around the city.     We have experienced additional presence of our armed Retailers security guards each indoors and outside, and we will carry on to have this extra existence in the building and all-around campus via the remainder of the university yr. Our school resource officer will be on campus Thursday morning alongside with other members of the NOPD, so you should do not be alarmed if you see NOPD or NOPD autos close to campus for the duration of carpool.  We have also communicated with detectives at the Intel Division of the NOPD, and we asked for further police existence all around school all through the working day tomorrow by means of that office. As your sons may perhaps have described to you on Tuesday, we also spoke to our learners yesterday morning at grade level conferences to notify them of the measures we’ve taken and to encourage them to discuss to an adult if they at any time see or listen to one thing that looks out of the common. Since that time, some learners have shared some issues with Mr. Lynn and Mr. Ursin, and we have dealt with those people issues and are continuing to tackle people worries with particular college students and their parents. The natural way, there are now a amount of rumors circulating about this issue, which we can not command. Even so, we are following up with all of the information we have, equally point and rumor, and we have communicated all of that information to the detectives doing the job with us in the Intel division.    With all of that currently being stated, I understand that this circumstance is unsettling. If you truly feel it is very best that you do not send your son to college, remember to know that we fully grasp and help your conclusion and that his absence will be excused. “

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