Threat prompts increased security at Sandy’s Jordan High School

Jordan High School. Photo Courtesy: Canyons School District

SANDY, Utah, Jan. 15, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Officials said there will be increased security at Jordan High School in Sandy this week after a school threat, which is not believed to be credible.

The threat, found written on the door of a bathroom stall, warned that something would happen at the school, at 95 Beetdigger Blvd., on Wednesday, Jan. 16, according to Canyons School District officials. No further details of the nature of the threat were given.

An email sent to parents said the school is working with Sandy City Police, and precautions are being taken to ensure the safety of the students, faculty, and staff. The threat is not believed to credible, the email said, but all threats are taken seriously.

There will be increased law enforcement presence on campus this week, officials said, as well as an increased presence of teachers, administrators and adults ready to report any suspicious activity.

The email to parents, which was sent out Monday afternoon, reads:

Dear Jordan High Families,

This afternoon we received notice that a schoolwide threat for Wednesday, Jan. 16 had been inscribed on the door of a bathroom stall here at Jordan High School. We are working with Sandy City Police, and do not believe the threat is credible. However, we take all threats to the safety of our students seriously, and as a result, we are putting in place the following precautions for this entire week to keep students and personnel safe:

1) Increased presence from local law enforcement this week at the school.

2) Increased presence this week of teachers, administrators and adults ready to report any suspicious activity.

If you still feel that you would like to keep your child home from school, you are welcome to do so. We know that this is the end of the quarter, and many students are working these last few days to make-up assignments and improve their second quarter grades. Teachers will work with your student next week if needed for any assignments, finals, or tests given this week that your student may miss. We urge you to communicate with teachers if you have any questions, as many things can be submitted electronically or completed online.

The administration encourages students to report anything that makes them feel unsafe in the Main Office, or through our confidential safety tipline SafeUT. If you or your student has any information regarding the individual(s) who may have inscribed this threat, please contact Sandy City Police, myself, or one of our assistant principals. If you have further questions, feel free to contact the school, and we will assist you in whatever way we can.


Wendy Dau, Principal


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