Possible threat to local high school that led to closure was overheard by student

<strong>HYRUM—</strong> An alleged threat caused a closure Friday at Mountain Crest High School, and Cache County School Superintendent Steve Norton said he learned about the threat from the parents of a female student.

“I got notified about 10 o’clock (Thursday) night that she had overheard a conversation where a student had indicated that they were going to come to school (Friday) and take their life and maybe take somebody else with them,” Norton said. “She didn’t know who the student was, can’t identify him, and so we just decided the safest thing to do would just be not to have Mountain Crest have school today.”

The MC closure came exactly one week after a deadly elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn. left 26 people dead – 20 of which were children. The Cache Chamber of Commerce has joined forces with the local Chamber in Connecticut, and has learned that a fund has been set up to help the victims of that tragedy.

Check donations can be mailed to Sandy Hook School Support Fund in care of Newtown Savings Bank, 39 Main Street, Newtown, CT. Anyone with questions can call United Way of Western Connecticut at 203-792-5330.

Friday was the final day before the district-wide Christmas vacation, and Norton said Mountain Crest was the only school involved with the closure.

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