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Summit Academy placed on lockdown over perfect storm of events

May 17, 2022, 2:16 PM | Updated: 8:07 pm

BLUFFDALE, Utah — Summit Academy High School was on lockdown Tuesday after what the school described as a perfect storm of events. After talking to the school, parents, students, and law enforcement, here’s what we know.

There were two social media posts circulating of students with what appeared to be a gun. When investigated, one of the posts was from six months ago while the other post was made on Sunday.

News of these social media posts began to circulate and create fear among the students and the community.

According to Assistant Chief Bill Robertson with Saratoga Springs/Bluffdale PD, the guns pictured were airsoft guns.

At the same time, rumors spread of a fight on campus.

Amidst these rumors and posts a student was seen running from a teacher with something in his pocket — which turned out to be a vape pen, causing the lockdown.

Police responded to the threat and the situation deescalated.

“No injuries today no weapons on campus the school did exactly what they should of done with all those things coming together. Turned out good,” Robertson said.

According to police, the school followed protocol and there were no injuries and no weapons.

“We really care about our students we really care about our community and care about our teachers we are really going to do everything we can to be safe,” Michael Clark, Summit Academy High School administrator said.

No other information was immediately available, but police advised kids to think twice before they put things on social media.

“Illegal no. Wrong posting pictures of hand guns on social media and sharing them with people that now get on campus… that is not smart, Robertson said. “This is scary for schools and students they want to be safe parents want them to be safe, make better decisions and do not take photos posing with weapons.”

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Summit Academy placed on lockdown over perfect storm of events