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Police investigating Valentine's Day threat at South Jordan Middle School

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (ABC4 News)- There will be an extra police presence at South Jordan Middle School the rest of this week after a threat to the school was found on a boy's bathroom stall.

Lt. Matt Pennington with South Jordan Police Dept. said the police department received word on the threat back on January 25th and have been investigating ever since.

"Since that time, the SRO [school resource officers] assigned to the school has been investigating the incident and at this time we believe the threat is not valid," Pennington said.

Pennington would like to remind the public to report any threats to local law enforcement and school officials, rather than posting to social media.

"This creates unnecessary fear and panic in the community," Lt. Pennington explained.

A great way to do that is through the Safe UT app. 

Valentine's Day marks the one year anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 people dead.

As a reminder, a threat of terrorism (UCA 76-5-107.3) in Utah that involves the threat to commit any offense involving bodily injury, death, or substantial property damage can be charged as a Class B Misdemeanor up to a 2nd Degree Felony, depending on the circumstances.

 


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