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Springville student in custody over alleged threats of violence at jr. high

Posted at 11:13 AM, Feb 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-14 14:01:53-05

SPRINGVILLE, Utah — Springville Police are investigating allegations that a student made threats of violence to be carried out at Springville Jr. High next week.

Police took the student accused of making the threats into custody late Thursday night.

On Friday, police had a heightened presence at the school.

"Today, we had an extra presence at the school to make sure all of your kids felt safe. Thanks to those who came forward with the information and to the school admin for helpimg us bring this incident to a quick and safe resolution," a Facebook post from Springville PD said.

The Nebo School District sent the following message to the parents of Springville Jr. High students:

Dear SJHS parents and guardians:

Today after school, our administrative team became aware of a school threat made by a student. We contacted law enforcement, who investigated and addressed the situation. The student will not be in school.

We are grateful for the quick and thorough response of Springville Police Department who work hard to keep our community and schools safe.

Thank you for your continued support of our students, faculty, staff, and administration.