Saying that police and school officials “do not believe there is any credible threat,” OPRF officials e-mailed parents late Monday evening to inform them a written “bomb threat” had been found by custodians on a boys’ bathroom wall in the school.

While security was to be heightened through the night and into Tuesday, the notice, from Principal Nathaniel Rouse, said, “there is no indication of any need to cancel any regularly scheduled activities. This alert is for informational purposes only.”

The threat was found Monday evening by the janitorial staff and referenced Tuesday evening. School officials called in Oak Park police who began an investigation. The two paragraph notice from Rouse said OPRF staff will continue to check the building thoroughly and added that police presence will be in place Tuesday.

E-mail sent to parents from OPRF

Dear Parents/Guardians:

On Monday evening our custodians discovered a bomb threat written in a boys' bathroom at the high school. The written message referenced Tuesday evening, Nov. 23. Oak Park Police were immediately called. They have investigated and do not believe there is any credible threat. Classes and student activities on Tuesday and staff development activities on Wednesday will continue as scheduled. As a precaution, Buildings and Grounds and Safety and Support Team staff members have checked – and will continue to check – our building and facilities throughout daily and evening rounds. Also as a precaution, there will be an extra police presence Tuesday at the high school. We want to reassure you that there is no indication of any need to cancel any regularly scheduled activities. This alert is for information purposes only.

As always, we ask that if you or your students hear or see anything of concern, you immediately share it with the school – an administrator, dean, counselor, teacher or staff member — so we can investigate.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my office.

Nathaniel Rouse, Principal

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