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Whitko High School boosts security after discovery of threatening note

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) -

Officials employed extra security Wednesday at Whitko High School following the discovery Tuesday of a note that suggested a shooting would take place on campus.

The school system notified parents of the threat via email and social media, informing them that the student responsible had been identified and would "face the consequences of both the legal authorities and the school."

The Whitko Community Schools Corporation stressed that safety of students was its top priority, and was the reason for the added security measures.

Wednesday marked one month since the mass shooting that killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Fla. Across the country, tens of thousands participated in a 17-minute walkout in memory of those who were killed and as a call for action regarding gun violence.

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