Lockdown over at Star Valley schools following social media threat
STAR VALLEY, Wyoming — Star Valley High School became the latest Wyoming school to experience a lockdown in the aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida.
SVINews.com reports at just after 9 a.m. Monday, Lincoln County School District went into “precautionary mode” as administrators followed school safety protocol due to a threat that was under investigation by law enforcement and school administration.
LCSD #2 Superintendent Alan Allred stated that there was a specific threat made on social media towards Star Valley High School that warranted the use of the safety protocol.
The lockdown of the high school and other buildings in the Star Valley area lasted approximately one hour.
In a released statement, LCSD #2 stated that “no specific thread has been validated and it has been deemed safe to return to normal schedule. Law enforcement throughout the district has been involved and will continue to monitor the situation.”
Star Valley High School is now the fourth school in Wyoming to receive some type of threat. According to the Casper Star-Tribune, Journey Elementary and Grant Elementary, which is vacant, both had reports of a school shooter. It was later discovered that the threat came from the area.
Pinedale Elementary School also received a threat late last week from outside of the state, prompting action by local authorities. The call was later deemed a prank.