Burst pipe at Glenbard East cancels classes, might impact fall play

Daily Herald report
Updated 11/8/2018 9:32 PM

A burst pipe in Glenbard East High School caused Friday classes and athletic practices to be canceled, and the fall play may be affected, according to an email sent to parents. That came the same day school officials said rumors of a threat of violence against the school were determined to be not credible.

Principal Shahe Bagdasarian addressed the rumor via email.

"We have been made aware of a rumor circulating about an alleged threat of violence at Glenbard East," Bagdasarian said. "The rumor was investigated and there is no credible threat against Glenbard East. Glenbard East campus remains safe for students and staff."

Bagdasarian also urged parents to talk with their kids about reporting anything suspicious.

"Our students did exactly what we ask them to do when they see something or hear something that threatens safety," he said in the message. "When they inform an adult at school, we can investigate and respond accordingly. Please talk with your son or daughter about the importance of reporting threats or rumors."

Meanwhile, crews working to fix the burst pipe need time to determine if Glenbard East's fall play, "All Shook Up!," can go on as scheduled. Bagdasarian said by email that a decision will be made by noon Friday and announced on glenbardeasths.org.

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