Antioch Police Investigate School After Recent Threats

The Antioch Police Department worked in collaboration with the ACHS administration to seal up minor threats towards the school.


The kickoff of the 2016-2017 school year started with an unexpected fright as Antioch Community High School was mentioned among several threats the night before its doors opened. Although the hazardous messages were directed toward a certain individual, the school took quick action in securing safety for the first day back at school.

Following a late night of investigation and in partnership with the Antioch Police Department, the school administration was able to ensure a sound environment to all of its students, faculty and staff as the doors opened on Wednesday, August 17.

“Through their swift action, incredible diligence, and skilled police work, they were able to identify, locate, and detain the individual responsible for these statements,” Principal Bradford Hubbard wrote in a school-wide email concerning the situation.

While explaining the necessity of protection among all students, Hubbard communicated the school’s appreciation for the work of the Antioch Police Department. The collaboration ACHS shares with them is key in situations such as these, and assures the cultivation of a healthy school environment throughout all circumstances.

In sharing his final thoughts on the recent situation, Hubbard wrote, “I am proud…that we have a wonderful working relationship with our police department and their partnership is comforting in times like these.”