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Juab School District temporarily under lock-in-place after hearing of threat

Aug 29, 2022, 5:59 PM
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NEPHI, Utah — A lock-in-place was issued at the Juab School District Monday after officials say they were notified by authorities about a threat on a school building.

“It then became aware to us that the threat was made in Sanpete County, but then there was also a conflicting message that it might have been in the Payson area,” said Dr. Kodey Hughes, superintendent of the Juab School District.

Because the Juab School District is located between those two areas, officials decided to put all of their buildings under a lock-in-place.

“So, all of our school systems, they maintained regular class time… but they were not able to leave their buildings and we did not let anybody into our buildings at that point in time,” Hughes said.

Fortunately, nothing came of the threat.

“We were notified, I think, around 2:40 that the suspect was actually arrested in the Sanpete County area, so then we lifted all of our alerts and moved on,” Hughes said

“So, it was strictly preventative,” he added.

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Juab School District temporarily under lock-in-place after hearing of threat