Late this evening, there have been widespread reports on social media regarding an alleged threat of a possible shooting at Dubuque Senior High School on Friday. Within the last 90 minutes, the district and the Dubuque Police Department have been in close communication.
While we have no credible information suggesting an actual threat exists, we are unable to completely rule it out. Because of this, the district has made the decision to cancel classes at Dubuque Senior High School on Friday, Feb. 23, out of an abundance of caution.
As a district, we take any potential threat to our schools seriously. In this case, because we are unable to completely rule out any threat, we believe cancelling classes Friday is the most appropriate course of action.
We will continue to investigate this situation with the Dubuque Police Department until it is resolved. If it was determined a false threat was made, the district will pursue further action on the individuals responsible.