Threat at McTigue Elementary, student facing disciplinary action

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Toledo police are investigating after a reported threat to McTigue Elementary school.

According to a police report, a student told his mother that he heard another student had threatened to "shoot up" the school. Detectives talked with the student Wednesday evening and found the threat not to be credible.

13abc reached out to a Toledo Public Schools spokesperson for a comment. The district tells us the student is facing disciplinary action. The district did alert parents through its "all call" system and will send notes home with each student.

TPS Chief of Staff James Gant released the following statement, "A McTigue Elementary student made a verbal threat against the school late yesterday and other students overheard the comment. As student safety remains the number one priority for Toledo Public Schools, officers from the Department of Public Safety investigated the incident last night and the student now faces disciplinary action. The school day at McTigue was not interrupted by this situation. We would like to use this incident as a reminder to parents and students that inappropriate comments or threats made to others or posted on social media in moments of anger or frustration can lead to serious consequences. Toledo Public Schools takes such matters very seriously and they will not be tolerated. "