Waynesville Middle School went on lockdown because “a vague and nonspecific written threat was discovered on campus.”

Video footage was reviewed and a number of individuals were interviewed [in] an effort to determine the individual or individuals who left the vague threat. The investigation concluded [there] was never any danger to students, staff or property. . . .

The investigation of the matter will continue. Appropriate discipline and legal action will be taken if the offender or offenders can be verified.

“We are thankful that this did not involve an actual threat,” said Principal Trevor Putnam.

Since we don’t know what the threat was, I am is-posing we need some outcry for a list of approved statements students may use to communicate. Maybe we could give kids ten Valentine’s candy hearts a day for exchange. What would they safely say?