Father Ryan High School has canceled classes and all school activities today due to some kind of online threat to the school.
School officials posted this online.
An Important Message from Father Ryan
The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department contacted the senior staff of Father Ryan late Thursday night to alert us of a threat to our campus to take place today, April 19.
As a result of this alert and with the safety of your children and our faculty and staff as our sole concern, we are closing school today, Friday, April 19. We are also cancelling all campus activities for Friday.
We know this is a busy and important weekend on the campus, with everything from the Spring musical to several athletic contests to our Welcome Mass for our newly admitted freshmen. However, we feel that closing the school and campus is the best decision at this time. We will continue to partner with law enforcement through its investigation. When we feel the school and campus are again secure, we will reopen.
We will keep you informed of the progress of the investigation as well as any changes to the weekend schedule.
These are difficult times in many parts of the country, particularly this week, and we regret that this threat has appeared in Nashville. But we continue to trust in the goodness of God and the enduring power of prayer, and we ask you tonight and every day for your prayers for Father Ryan and this community.
God Bless You,