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Threat prompts increased police presence at Utah high school

By Pat Reavy, KSL | Posted - Jan. 14, 2019 at 6:01 p.m.

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SANDY — There will be an increased police presence at Jordan High School this week due to a threat.

According to a letter sent to Jordan High students and their families Monday by Principal Wendy Dau, "We received notice that a schoolwide threat for Wednesday, Jan. 16, had been inscribed on a bathroom stall here at Jordan High School."

Dau stated that neither the school nor Sandy police believe the threat is credible. However, because all threats are taken seriously, the school announced there would be an increased police presence this week, as well as an "increased presence this week of teachers, administrators and adults ready to report any suspicious activity."

Dau encouraged students to "report anything that makes them feel unsafe," either by going to the main office or by using the SafeUT app.

"If you still feel that you would like to keep your child home from school, you are welcome to do so," Dau wrote.

Anyone with information about who wrote the threat is asked to contact Sandy police. The letter did not provide details about the content of the threat.

Pat Reavy

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