Florence school, police investigating threatening graffiti message

Investigators from the Florence Police Department are looking into a threatening message that was discovered March 30 on a bathroom wall at Florence High School, according to a message posted March 31 on the Florence Unified School District Facebook page.

The post reads:

“Recently, graffiti was reported on a bathroom at school. The graffiti read, ‘On April 1st I will blow up this school.’ Administration immediately began investigating and contacted the Florence Police Department and a connect Ed message was sent last night at 7 p.m. The Florence Unified School District takes all threats to the safety of our students very seriously. Your child’s safety will always be our number 1 priority. We will have an increased Florence PD presence on campus for the next few days and into next week if needed. In addition, the Department of Public Safety has committed a specialized K-9 unit to assist with inspecting and securing the campus before school starts tomorrow. Florence High School is offering a $100 reward for anyone who will provide information leading to the identification of the individual(s) who did this and we will prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law.”

School district officials are asking people with questions to contact the high school’s front office. The school is at 1000 S. Main St. Its phone number is 520-866-3560.

The Florence Police Department is at 425 N. Pinal Parkway. Its phone number is 520-868-7681.

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