LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Police are investigating after a threat was made online against LISA Academy.
Little Rock Police were called around 9:22 p.m. to the 3300 block of South Bowman Road in regards to terroristic threatening.
Nakita Blair, Dean of LISA Academy told Little Rock Police officers that one of her students had sent her a screenshot of a social media post from a 15-year-old student who had made a threat against the school.
According to the police report, the student wrote, “Tomorrow is a** kicking day at Lisa for me and you little b****** when that day comes, be ready.” The student also commented on the post saying, “Better be ready cause I’m coming for you F****** at school.” The image with the statement was an animated picture of an animated person holding a gun, the report states.
Dean of Discipline Nakita Blair told an LRPD officer that the student would not be allowed to be on campus until the school’s investigation was concluded. “He [officer] asked me if the student would be expelled. I said that was not determined yet, and it was possible but not until we had followed the procedures in our handbook and I would have to follow that up with my upper administration,” Blair said.
“The officer said that it may be in the best interest of the school to consider canceling school for the day because it was so late in the evening, but I had to contact my higher-ups and when following up with my upper administration, it was decided that we would continue with the school day, but requested that officers would be present at the beginning of the day, and fortunately the LRPD was able to provide two officers this morning,” says Blair.
According to Blair, the student’s mental fitness for LISA Academy wasn’t discussed. But they did discuss whether or not she thought the post was made out of anger. After meeting with the mother this morning, she claimed that the post was made as a joke.
Officials with LISA Academy West High School released the following statement:
Yesterday evening, the administration was made aware of an inappropriate Instagram post by a LISA Academy West high school student. LISA West High administration contacted the LRPD immediately about the issue. The investigation of the incident concluded that the student was making an inappropriate joke on social media. LRPD was on site this morning to cooperate with our administration to insure the ongoing safety and security of the school. Since the issue was immediately and safely addressed, there is no further concern regarding the safety of the students of our school. As always, safety is the first priority for our students at LISA Academy.