Sandy Police: Canyon District student suspected of threat against East Sandy Elementary

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SANDY, Utah, April 24, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — The Sandy Police Department has identified a suspect in connection with threats made Monday toward East Sandy Elementary School.

The suspect is a “student who attends another school in the Canyons District,” the Sandy Police statement said, “and will not be identified due to his or her minor status.

“We do not believe the threats made on April 22, 2019 toward East Sandy Elementary, the staff or its students were credible, or that anyone else was involved,” the SPD statement says.

“We are currently working with the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office to determine charges regarding this incident. Due to the age of the suspect, we will not be releasing any further identifying information.

“These threats consumed an excessive amount of resources and caused fear among students, staff and parents; creating alarm for school officials,” the statement says. “Making any type of threat which causes alarm to the public and/or school officials is dangerous and may be in violation of the law.”

The police statement asked for help in learning of potential threats.

“With the valid concerns in today’s day and age, we continue to encourage people to come forward with any information regarding school safety concerns.”


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