LOGAN — Logan High School held regular classes Friday, hours after an internet threat, perpetrating a shooting at the school, turned out to be unfounded. Police received the threat Thursday night through the SafeUT app.
Logan City Police Capt. Tyson Budge said the complainant stated her daughter heard a rumor that a male student had posted on his Instragram page, he was going to shoot people at the school. As officers began to investigate, they found the information was third or fourth hand, and none of the sources were able to substantiate the threat.
The identity of the suspect is being withheld because he is a juvenile.
Officers notified school administration and later determined that the threat was never made and students were not in danger. As a precaution, police increased patrols throughout the area.
The Logan City School District posted on its Facebook page that it takes threats against students seriously, and appreciated the rapid response by administrators and police.
Rumors of the threat spread quickly through the school and online. Administrators said students were circulating a picture of a young man holding a weapon on social media. However, the young man in the image was not a student at the school, and was not involved in the investigation in any way.
Budge said the school’s resource officer will continue to investigate the threat.