Nearly Three-Fourths Of East Sandy Elementary Students Stay Home After Possible Threat

Apr 22, 2019, 12:34 PM | Updated: 1:53 pm

SANDY, Utah – Students at East Sandy Elementary school sheltered in place Monday while police investigated a potential school threat.

The shelter-in-place was lifted just after 1:30 p.m.

However, many parents opted to keep their kids home after being alerted about Sunday about the possible threat.

According to Canyons School District, an employee receive an email that could be construed as a threat. Police were alerted and began investigating, but they have yet to determine if the threat was credible.

“There will be extra police presence on campus throughout the day, said Kirsten Stewart, associate communications director at Canyons School District. “We’ll have extra administrators also on hand. They’ll be a reassuring presence for students in the hallways. We have counselors for students who are feeling anxious.”

The district reported attendance was about one-fourth of what it normally is; 103 students showed up for class Monday versus the normal attendance of about 440 students.

Authorities said they don’t take threats lightly, even if they appear to be hoaxes.

“Every single one is treated like an actual threat,” said Sandy City Police Sgt. Justin Nielsen.” …  It is a tremendous use of resources, so it does exhaust a lot of things as far as what we can do to protect the public.”

Police have not disclosed what was in the email because it could hinder their investigation. However, whoever made the possible threat could face charges.

Anyone with information about the email is asked to contact authorities. The district is encouraging all students and parents to say something if they see something.

Anyone additional questions or concerns can call 801-826-8425.

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Local News

Keith Jensen's Christmas home lit up by all the festive lights. (KSL-TV)...
Michael Locklear

Millcreek man lights up neighborhood with the face of Santa

Millcreek man is spreading Christmas cheer through tens of thousands of lights all around his home.
1 day ago
FILE PHOTO: The Chickadee lift is pictured at Snowbird in Little Cottonwood Canyon on Thursday, Oct...
Michael Houck

Avalanche triggered at Snowbird resort, no injuries reported

Rescue crews responded to the Snowbird Ski Resort after an avalanche was triggered on a trail. 
1 day ago
FILE PHOTO (Lehi Police Department/Facebook)...
Michael Houck

Lehi building placed on ‘lock down’ after reports of man with a gun

A misunderstanding caused a building to be placed in "lock down" after reports of a man with a gun Tuesday.
1 day ago
Pat Reavy, KSL.com

Price man arrested in woman’s 2019 death now being called a murder

A Price man has been arrested for investigation of murder in connection with the shooting death of a woman in 2019 in Carbon County that was once considered an accidental shooting.
1 day ago
A Ute Football mini helmet at the U of U official store. (KSL-TV)...
Shelby Lofton

‘It was a dream come true;’ Utah football fans hyped up for another Rose Bowl

Utah football fans are making plans for the Rose Bowl after winning the PAC-12 championship game Friday night.
1 day ago
The former Utah man and pilot, Dan Ragan....

Utah resident remembers pilot killed in Dallas Air Show crash

The former Utah man who tragically passed away in a deadly air show crash in Texas is being remembered by neighbors and friends. 
1 day ago

Sponsored Articles

house with for rent sign posted...
Chase Harrington, president and COO of Entrata

Top 5 reasons you may want to consider apartment life over owning a home

There are many benefits of renting that can be overshadowed by the allure of buying a home. Here are five reasons why renting might be right for you.
Festive kitchen in Christmas decorations. Christmas dining room....
Lighting Design

6 Holiday Decor Trends to Try in 2022

We've rounded out the top 6 holiday decor trends for 2022 so you can be ahead of the game before you start shopping. 
Happy diverse college or university students are having fun on their graduation day...
BYU MBA at the Marriott School of Business

How to choose what MBA program is right for you: Take this quiz before you apply!

Wondering what MBA program is right for you? Take this quiz before you apply to see if it will help you meet your goals.
Diverse Group of Energetic Professionals Team Meeting in Modern Office: Brainstorming IT Programmer...
Les Olson

Don’t let a ransomware attack get you down | Protect your workplace today with cyber insurance

Business owners and operators should be on guard to protect their workplace. Cyber insurance can protect you from online attacks.
Hand turning a thermostat knob to increase savings by decreasing energy consumption. Composite imag...
Lighting Design

5 Lighting Tips to Save Energy and Money in Your Home

Advances in lighting technology make it easier to use smart features to cut costs. Read for tips to save energy by using different lighting strategies in your home.
Portrait of smiling practitioner with multi-ethnic senior people...
Summit Vista

How retirement communities help with healthy aging

There are many benefits that retirement communities contribute to healthy aging. Learn more about how it can enhance your life, or the life of your loved ones.
Nearly Three-Fourths Of East Sandy Elementary Students Stay Home After Possible Threat