Life Lesson from the Superintendent
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Superintendent Hughes delivers 2022-2023 send-off!
May 26, 2023
Walton High School Clear to Resume Classes
May 25, 2023
Okaloosa and Bay County Sheriff Department Bomb Squads have officially cleared Walton High School. Although a student announced they had a bomb, no bomb was ever observed or located.
Now that the building is cleared, all WHS students are moving from their relocation site (the WISE Center) back to the Walton High School campus.
The Walton County School District wants to thank our local community partners, especially the Walton County Sheriff’s Department, DeFuniak Springs Police Department, and Walton County Emergency Management as well as the bomb squads who assisted us. We want to thank our parents for entrusting us with your children. Through that trust, we were able to effectively activate our safety plans to protect our students and staff. We also want to commend our students and staff who responded to this threat in a professional and calm manner.
Safety is our number one priority in the Walton County School District. Rest assured that the student who made the threat and any future threats will be treated with the upmost seriousness and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Parents please help us convey this message to your children.
Update on Walton High School
May 25, 2023
Update on WHS
This morning, Walton High School (WHS) received a bomb threat by a student. No bomb has been found or observed. Out of an abundance of caution, students were evacuated, and all students are safe. The Walton County Sheriff’s Department is on scene along with many agencies, and we have bomb experts searching the specific area as well as the entire school campus. We expect this process to take several hours.
WHS will continue with their regularly scheduled Early Release for car riders today at 12:19 p.m. Parents/Guardians, please stay tuned on where and how you can pick up students. Buses will run at normal dismissal time - 3:25 p.m.
We will provide additional information as soon as we know more.