Mountain Crest back in session with heightened security

<strong>LOGAN—</strong> School is back in session for the Cache County School District following a Christmas holiday vacation that began Dec. 21. On that day, school was closed at Mountain Crest High School in Hyrum after a student told her parents she had overheard a student make a threatening comment.

School Superintendent Steve Norton said after meeting with law enforcement, it was decided not to bring students in that day, and there have been other discussions since.

“Principal (Robert) Henke out at Mountain Crest has spent time talking to additional students and with some teachers who might have had some information regarding a student there who might be experiencing difficulty in their life right now. We know that a lot has been going on, but we feel confident that school will be OK … we will have an increased police presence.”

On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Wednesday, Norton said he expects things to go well Thursday, but as a precaution teachers will be in the halls between classes and during the noon hour. He said the safety of the students is the top concern.

Because school was cancelled on Dec. 21, the Cache County School District has announced that Tuesday, Jan. 15 will be a make-up day. Mountain Crest will operate on a Friday schedule Monday and Tuesday, releasing students at 1:30 p.m. both days.

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, Jan. 14 from 3-6 p.m. Parent Teacher Conferences will also be held in teachers’ rooms Tuesday from 1:30-4:30 p.m.

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