Police investigating letter showing AR-15 with possible school threat

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IDAHO FALLS — Police are investigating a suspicious letter an Idaho Falls woman says she received in the mail showing an AR-15 with the words, “Coming to a school near you?”

In a public Facebook post, the woman says her family received an envelope with their address on it containing the paper inside. The post has been shared 448 times since Wednesday night. EastIdahoNews.com has heard from dozens of patrons about the post.

“So far…their (sic) have been no other families that have received something similar so that is worrying us even more so!” she writes.

Idaho Falls School District 91 was notified about the letter and sent this message to parents Wednesday night:

This is the latest in a series of threats eastern Idaho schools have received over the past few weeks. The latest occurred Wednesday in Blackfoot when a 14-year-old student was arrested after police say he made a gun threat. School leaders cancelled classes Thursday after receiving new information late Wednesday night that was concerning. That information turned out to not be viable.

Idaho Falls Police spokeswoman Holly Cook says they are investigating the threat, and have no reason to believe the postcard is fake.

At the request of the school, there is a police presence at Compass Academy Thursday.

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