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Security increased after suspicious message found in West Frankfort High School bathroom
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Security increased after suspicious message found in West Frankfort High School bathroom

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School officials in West Frankfort heightened security Friday after suspicious graffiti was in a bathroom at the high school.

A news release sent Thursday said there would be further security sweeps by local police and the school’s resource officer, and there would be a heightened law enforcement presence during the school day Friday.

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Frankfort Community Unit School District 168 Superintendent Matt Donkin wouldn’t go into details about what the graffiti said specifically, but said it did not target a specific person or group.

Donkin also said despite rumors to the contrary, nothing else suspicious or concerning was found in the extra security inspections.

Donkin said it was out of an abundance of caution that he took these steps. He said given the current social climate, he feels school administrators have to take anything deemed to be a threat seriously. Donkin also noted that school officials were constantly vigilant.

“We monitor our security practices every day and adjust them accordingly,” he said.

— Isaac Smith

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