Note left at JHHS: School will be ‘shot up’ tomorrow

By on February 20, 2014
Jackson Police and Wyoming Highway patrol cars parked outside Jackson Hole High School at 6 p.m. on Thursday evening.

Jackson Police and Wyoming Highway patrol cars parked outside Jackson Hole High School at 6 p.m. on Thursday evening.


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

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  1. Brian Avinger

    February 20, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    uhhmmm…proof your articles before you print them – notice the advertisement for the JH shooting experience off to the right….pretty stupid if you think about it!

  2. Courtney Campbell

    February 21, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Actually Brian that is not stupid at all….the Jackson Hole Shooting Experience teaches people to use guns RESPONSIBLY….

    It is actually a very good place for that ad….

  3. Mout

    February 22, 2014 at 7:16 am

    Some people are offended by EVERYTHING and have no ability to compartmentalize things into truly offensive stuff and an innocent juxtaposition of stuff. The newspaper ran movie ads for Robocop & ‘3 Days to Kill’ right next to their story about the “threat”.

    As for the kid, he essentially announced his threat (real or not). If he’s a kid being bullied in school, then the school and the bullies should be locked up. The cops overreacted by sending rangers to Kelly & Moran elementary schools. They look like idiots to me.

  4. Brian Avinger

    April 8, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    I was not offended by the placement of the ad nor am I offended by EVERYTHING, and I’m not offended by your snap judgment of me. I commented on this because I thought the ad could potentially sway business from the Jackson Hole Shooting Experience, a business I know to be well run by the very respectable Humphries family. -just to clarify…….

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