LOGAN, Utah — The start of the day at Logan High School was delayed by two hours Tuesday morning after police were notified of a bomb threat made on social media.
Police say a 15-year-old student post the threat to Instagram just before midnight Monday. Another student reportedly saw the posted and alerted police, who were then able to track down the suspect through their computer's IP address.
Logan Assistant Police Chief Jeff Simmons says the teen was unaware of the consequences their actions would have.
"They don’t realize the enormity of the costs, they don't realize the enormity of the cost or the resources, and the deprivation of those resources in place for people who need those," said Simmons.
Several bomb sniffing dogs were at the school to assist in the search, with several agencies having spent the night working on the threat.
Officials also obtained consent to search the teen's home and bedroom. No evidence was found to show the teen had plans to bomb the school.
Police say the suspect could face charges for making a terrorist threat.
The Logan School District said they will have counselors on hand all week for any student that may need to talk about what occurred.
Classes began the school at 10:00 a.m., with dismissal occurring at the normal time of 2:45 p.m.