Snake River students turned over to juvenile justice system

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BLACKFOOT — The Bingham County prosecutor has turned three Snake River High School juveniles involved in a bullying and battery incident over to the county’s juvenile justice system, according to a press release issued by the county Tuesday.

“Due to all parties being juveniles, I will not be commenting or releasing further information on this matter at this time,” Bingham County prosecutor Cleve Coleson said in a statement.

Bingham County detectives had been investigating the Aug. 27 incident, which occurred at the school and left another juvenile injured.

Snake River School District superintendent David Kerns declined to comment on the case, but again said the school district had followed board policy in light of the incident, including steps for placing certified employees on voluntary or involuntary leave.

The district held an assembly after the incident to provide bullying training for teachers and staff.

Originally posted on on October 18, 2017.