Increased police presence at Davis County middle school over ‘tip’

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BOUNTIFUL, Utah (ABC4 News) – On Friday, a parked police vehicle greeted those who came and left Mueller Park Jr. High — after a “tip” came through the Safe UT app the day before.

“We found it to be unsubstantiated, but the rumor mill went to a point where we decided we better send out a message. So, the principal sent out a message to all parents. A voicemail, letting them know what was going on. And, this morning, that there would be an extra presence of law enforcement there,” said Chris Williams, spokesperson for Davis School District.

Back in 2016, a student brought in two guns to the school and fired a round into a classroom ceiling. 

“This was a situation that didn’t even get close to that. But it was another indication — students know what to do, if they hear something, they see something, they say something, that’s what they did, it was reported. We got to the bottom of it very quickly,” said Williams.

The district won’t elaborate on the nature of the tip.

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