UPDATE: Seymour Police Department investigating the possibility of a student with a gun at Seymour High School

SEYMOUR – The following story has been updated with information provided by the Seymour High School principal.

Dear Students and Parents:

This afternoon Seymour High School administrators and School Resource Officers (SROs) received information concerning a possible threat to our school.

Students who overheard these comments quickly reported this information.

SHS administrators and SROs have investigated the situation and parents were contacted. Collaborative efforts between SHS administration, SROs, Jackson County Emergency Management, Jackson County Sheriff Department, Seymour Police department, Brownstown Police Department, and cooperative parents revealed the potential threat and the handling of the situation.

At no time were any Seymour High School students, staff, or facilities in danger.

Parents, please maintain open lines of communication with your teenagers. Our society has evolved to the point that any and every threat is taken seriously and we deal with them in a swift and definitive manner.

We do not take any threat lightly and are very appreciative of students who “see something, say something.”

We appreciate your help, understanding, patience, and prayers as we work as a team, with parents, to educate our youth. Thank you again for your help.


Greg Prange, Principal

Earlier: The Seymour Police Department reports they are on the scene at Seymour High School with reports of a student with a gun. This is not an active shooter event. There are no injuries or incidents to report. All students and staff are reported as safe and sheltered at this time.

Please avoid the area at this time. The school will notify parents when and how students are to be released. WBIW will update this incident when new information is released.