Threat of violence found in West Fargo locker room deemed not credible, school says

According to the email issued by Principal Rachel Bachmeier, an investigation was started immediately after the note was discovered.

West Fargo High School
West Fargo High School.
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WEST FARGO — The principal of West Fargo High School issued an email to parents and others on Thursday morning, Dec. 1, stating that a threat of school violence found written on a locker room wall of the high school Wednesday night had been investigated and deemed to be "no true threat."

The email sent by Principal Rachel Bachmeier said that an investigation was started by school officials and police immediately after the note was discovered.

"This morning, both the West Fargo Police Department and West Fargo Public Schools have deemed there to be no true threat to West Fargo High School," Bachmeier wrote in the email.

She said in addition to the school resource officer who is at the high school every day, "we will also have an extra officer onsite today to help monitor activities and put our learners and educators at ease."

Bachmeier also encouraged any parents who had concerns about safety to contact their student's administrator or counselor.

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