SMITHFIELD — Deputies were called to Sky View High School after a threat was received by school staff Wednesday morning.
Cache County Sheriff’s Lt. Mikelshan Bartschi said the threat was passed along to the school’s resource deputy, who began investigating. A juvenile, who allegedly sent out the threat, was located and cooperated with the deputy.
The school remained open Wednesday and classes were held as normal.
Bartschi said deputies treat each threat with extreme caution. He felt like though, based on their initial investigation, the suspect did not intend to carry out the threat.
The juvenile’s identity was not released because of their age. Criminal charges are pending the investigation.
The threat came on the same day that Cache County School District officials held a training with staff, on how to respond to threats at school. A portion of the training will be emailed to parents of students.
Cache County School District letter to parents about School Safety Measures:
Dear Parents and Guardians of CCSD students:
School safety is a top priority at Cache County School District. Each of our schools has a school safety plan and team in place. Emergency response drills are conducted in every school regularly to help prepare staff and students for a possible emergency. During the last two weeks, administrators and safety teams from each of our schools have attended extensive district training on school safety and threat assessments. Members of the Cache County Sheriff’s Office, including our school resource officers, assisted in the training.
We would like to share with you some information and training that will help you, as parents, to understand several of the measures our district is taking to ensure school safety. Our hope is that it will also help facilitate a conversation between you and your child on what they can do to contribute to school safety.
The following training course is available: https://schoolthreatassessment.com/course/ You will need a passcode to enter the training. The passcode is: ppgnxm.
Please keep in mind that the information in this training only represents a portion of what is being done to keep our schools safe. You can find more information about CCSD safety measures on this page of our district website: CCSD School Safety Measures
We would also like to remind you of the SafeUT app which is available to all students, parents, school staff, and community members. If you have concerns about the safety of a student or school, the SafeUT app is a free, anonymous way to share that concern. If you see or hear something, please say something.
Director of Student Services and School Safety