Scottsbluff Police question student who made threatening statement

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SCOTTSBLUFF, NEB. (KNEP) -- Students are attending school and classes are scheduled as normal as Scottsbluff Police question a student who made threatening statements Thursday night.

Thursday night, May 18th, Scottsbluff Police received information from a Scottsbluff Public School security officer that the student made a threatening statement.

According to a release from the Scottsbluff Public School District, there was a heightened police presence at the High School and other nearby facilities as precaution Friday morning, May 19, however the juvenile was found prior to the start of classes.

The student that made the statements is being interviewed by law enforcement, and according to the SBPS release, the student told authorities the statement was intended as a 'joke'. District officials say that the threat did not turn out to be credible, but in these situations they would rather over-react than under-react in their response.

Police and school officials are following up on all information. Classes are being held as normal at all Scottsbluff Public Schools.
A letter to parents explaining the incident and the response is going out Friday.

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