School District officials address "concerning" statement made by Mosley student

Bay District Schools officials are looking into a "concerning" statement made by a student Friday afternoon. (Google)

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - According to officials with Bay District Schools, a Mosley High School student made a concerning statement Friday. Superintendent Bill Husfelt tweeted that everyone on campus was safe and the statement was not a specific threat.

The district released a statement in response saying, "Student safety is our number one priority and will continue to be so.

Anytime a student is overheard making a disconcerting statement, we will always report that to law enforcement and work closely with them throughout the investigation.

In this case, as in most cases, no specific threat was made against any student or any school but a student was overheard saying something we found concerning.

The student is currently with law enforcement and no further details about that will be released by us since student discipline is confidential by law.

We do understand that situations of this nature are frightening for our parents, our students and our employees. We have addressed this in our schools via videos, assemblies and presentations and we will continue to do so.

We implore our parents to also continue to share the message that these kinds of comments are not funny, are dealt with to the fullest extent of the law and have unpleasant consequences for those who say them.

We appreciate those who overheard this comment today coming forward, and we will continue to stress the importance of #SeeSomethingSaySomething to all of our students.

We have never tolerated this kind of behavior, we will not tolerate it and we will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to ensure students who engage in this behavior will face the toughest consequences possible."

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