UPDATE: Sandy school shelter-in-place lifted, police find no threat

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MONDAY 5/10/2021 10:38 a.m.

SANDY, Utah (ABC4) – The shelter-in-place for Sandy’s Union Middle School has been lifted following a nearby investigation.

The shelter-in-place went into effect around 9 a.m. Monday.

Police say they were investigating an empty canvas bag found near the entrance of the school. A student reported the bag to the principal, which prompted a police response with several bomb dogs.

The school has been fully swept, and nothing has been found. Sandy Police say they have determined there is no threat to the school, and the shelter-in-place has been lifted.

Original Story: Sandy school in shelter-in-place amid police investigation

MONDAY 5/10/2021 9:16 a.m.

SANDY, Utah (ABC4) – A school in Sandy is in a shelter-in-place as a precaution.

Shortly before 9:10 a.m. Monday, Sandy Police say Union Middle is going on as normal, but doors are locked.

“This is in response to a police investigation near campus,” police say. “All students, teachers remain safe and well. Parents will be notified when shelter-in-place has been lifted.”

Police say an empty canvas bag was found nearby. While empty, there are concerns about it, which police are investigating.

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