Mountain Crest High cancels class amid shooting fears

Friday , December 21, 2012 - 10:09 AM

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HYRUM— School officials in Hyrum have cancelled classes at Mountain Crest High School after a student said she overheard talk of guns and suicide.

Principal Bob Henke says he and several deputies were at school late into the night Thursday interviewing the student. He says they decided to play it safe and informed parents through a robo-call that there would be no school Friday.

Henke says a girl overheard students talking about another student planning to bring a gun to school and kill himself. She reported the discussion to her father and school officials got involved.

The student couldn’t identify the people who were talking about the supposed threat.

Officials say the school has been on heightened alert in light of school shootings in Connecticut and buzz about the Mayan Apocalypse.

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