LOGAN — The Cache County Sheriff’s Office and School District have released information about a shooting threat that was thwarted at Mountain Crest High School. The investigation later led to the temporary suspension of two students.
Tim Smith, Public Information Officer for the school district, said in early November two students were overheard on a bus making threats about a shooting at the school. The sheriff’s office was made aware of the threats and a school resource officer immediately began to investigate.
Cache County Sheriff Chad Jensen said deputies take all threats of violence seriously. Over the next week, a thorough investigation was conducted, including dozens of interviews and serving search warrants to obtain any and all information pertaining to the threats.
Smith said there was no imminent threat found. The two students were suspended temporarily. One has since been allowed to return to the school. The other teenager is attending an alternative school.
Jensen said deputies do not believe there was an actionable threat to the safety of students. Through a coordinated effort with the Cache County Attorney’s Office, Bear River Mental Health and the Cache County School District, resources and safety plans were initiated for the safety at all schools the sheriff’s office oversees security at.
The suspect’s identities are not being released because of their age. The investigation is ongoing.
Jensen reminds all citizens, if you see or hear something, say something. Please let law enforcement investigate and intervene as early as possible to avoid a tragedy.