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School delayed at Logan High School after bomb threat intended to be 'humorous,' police say

School was delayed at Logan High School in Logan Tuesday because of a bomb threat. (Laura Seitz, Deseret News)



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LOGAN — A bomb threat at Logan High School prompted administrators to delay the start of school by two hours on Tuesday to give police time to clear the building.

Officers were made aware Monday night of a post on Instagram "that included a bomb threat directed at Logan High School," according to a statement from Logan police.

Detectives, along with bomb-sniffing K-9s from the Utah Joint Terrorism Task Force and the Utah State University Police Department worked through the night to make sure the school was safe.

"A search of the school and surrounding campus is ongoing but has not yet produced any threat to students, staff or property," Logan police stated about 7 a.m.

By Tuesday afternoon, police announced that officers had identified the person who allegedly made the threat as a Logan High student.

"With parental consent and cooperation, the juvenile was interviewed and admitted to posting the threat via social media in an attempt to be humorous. Detectives are in consultation with the Cache County Attorney's Office to determine appropriate charges in this matter. The investigation is still ongoing to determine if other persons may have been involved," Logan police stated.

With the delay, classes started at 10 a.m. on Tuesday and ended at 2:45 p.m. as usual. Elementary and middle schools in the district were not affected.

"We are grateful to all of the law enforcement and school officials who have been working through the night to ensure the safety of our students and employees," the Logan School District said in a statement.

Additional officers were at the school to monitor the situation throughout the day.

"We recognize that this news may create stress and concern for students. Staff will be available throughout the day to meet with students who need to process their concerns in order to feel comfortable at school," the post said.

Contributing: Michael Houck

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