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Scottsbluff Police investigating student who made “threatening statement”

Scottsbluff Police investigating student who made “threatening statement”
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Scottsbluff Police are interviewing a Scottsbluff High School student who reportedly made a threatening statement.

On Thursday evening, a school security officer reported the threat to police.  Scottsbluff Superintendent of Schools Rick Myles says they had a high police presence at the school this morning, and the juvenile in question was located and taken into police custody before school started.

The student who reportedly made the statement is being interviewed by police this morning, and police and Scottsbluff Public Schools are working together to ensure all information is being followed up on.

A letter being sent home to parents today states that the reported threat was intended to be a joke, and there is no reason to believe that there ever was- or is now- any credible threat to student safety.

Myles adds that the district always wants to “over-react” rather than “under-react,” and if anybody ever hears any report of a potentially dangerous situation to call the Comm Center. If the threat is not urgent, Scottsbluff Public School also has a Tips-Prevent line (308-633-9999)  that is manned 24/7.

Classes are being held as normal at all Scottsbluff Public Schools.

SHS Letter May 19, 2017
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