UPDATE: Pekin High School investigates threat

School will be in session as usual on Friday

PEKIN - There will be added police presence at Pekin High School Friday after rumors of a potential shooting. 
The district tells WMBD the rumors started in an incident where a student was playing a song with inappropriate lyrics referencing shootings.  

Police and the district interviewed the student and while they found there is no credible threat to the school, the added police peresence is meant to ease anxieties the rumors may have caused. 

The district says,

It has come to our attention via social media and other avenues, there is a rumor of a potential school shooting at PCHS. Please know if there was ever any credible threat to student safety we would make parents and students immediately aware and take appropriate actions. School will be in session as usual tomorrow as there is no credible threat. Rest assured, students will be safe at Pekin High.


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