Police respond to gun threat at Box Elder High

Dec 17 2012 - 3:45pm

BRIGHAM CITY -- The Box Elder County Sheriff's department received a text Monday morning indicating that a student may have brought a gun to school.

Local law enforcement responded by sending several officers to Box Elder High School, said Jolynn Jex, Box Elder School District superintendent secretary, in a press release Monday afternoon. Preliminary investigation conducted by both school officials and law enforcement found no basis for the threat. 

Box Elder High School is not in a lock down mode although there is increased presence by law enforcement, Jex said.

"We appreciate the quick response of Chief Paul Tittensor and the work of the high school's administration in addressing this situation. For the safety of all, it is important that students, staff, and community members report potential threats to school officials and/or law enforcement officers," Jex said.

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