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Baker Police investigate threatening letter

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Posted: Oct 22, 2009 5:34 PM by Dana Hackett
Updated: Oct 22, 2009 5:46 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: threat, letter, Baker Middle, school, Baker Police, teacher, investigation

Baker police are now involved with another investigation at Baker Middle School, thanks to a story brought to light by News 2.

A teacher at Baker Middle School claims she received a threatening letter from a student. She reported the incident to the superintendent, who said the school system was investigating the situation.

Superintendent Estes Taplin admitted he did not report the incident to Baker's Police chief. Taplin said his office would handle the investigation because they did not know who wrote the letter.

Our call to police prompted investigators to be sent to the school. Baker police say they knew nothing about the incident, but should have because proper procedure requires the school system to notify police.

The breakdown in communication comes two weeks after the school system failed to report a BB gun incident, where a teacher was shot.

School leaders insist threats will not be tolerated and safety of students and teachers is their top priority.

In a separate incident, a 12 year old was arrested at Baker Middle School this week, for allegedly hitting and pushing a teacher. Police said he also made threats towards other faculty.

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