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Note left at JHHS: School will be ‘shot up’ tomorrow
JACKSON HOLE, WYO – UPDATED…
Authorities believe they have a suspect in custody. A 17-year-old male with intimate knowledge of the note was placed at the scene and interrogated. He admitted certain details to investigators that lead police to believe they have the author of the threatening note.
Police presence at the high school and other schools will be noticeable tomorrow and for the coming days. Jackson Hole High School Principal Scott Crisp said he understands parents’ concerns and will excuse any absences from school tomorrow. Teachers and support staff will be required to report to work. It will be business as usual said TCSD#1 Superintendent Pam Shea except no one will be allowed to take lunch off campus at the high school.
Planet Jackson Hole has confirmed authorities are taking seriously a threat made at the Jackson Hole High School today. Investigators are combing more than one school in the aftermath of a note reportedly left in an upstairs boy’s bathroom saying a shooting would occur tomorrow (Friday) morning at 10:30 a.m.
School officials circulated internal emails urging staff to be keenly aware of their classrooms and make special note of any odd behavior as law enforcement made sweeps of at least one school building and are currently attempting to identify the author of the note and its legitimacy.
Calls and emails came pouring in at the Planet office from concerned parents who had heard the news leaked by their kids. Many said they would not let their children attend class tomorrow as a precaution. School will be held, according to several teachers contacted for this story.
A press conference has been scheduled for 6 p.m. in the town hall. It will be live-streamed on the town website at www.townofjackson.com.