Iron County Schools See Police Presence After “Unsubstantiated” Social Media Threat
Law enforcement and officials with Iron County School District are being extra vigilant Wednesday, especially at Cedar High School after "reports of a treat... circulating on social media."
The district alerted parents of a "visible increased police presence at Cedar High School... and throughout the district."
The alert went on to say,
"Throughout the day, Cedar High will be in a modified Level 1 Lockdown, where a single entry will be used and entrance to the school will be monitored by law enforcement and school authorities.
"While this threat was likely a hoax, we understand the anxiety a situation like this can cause for our families, students, staff, and community. Please know that our top priority is the safety and well-being of our students and staff. We take any and all reports of potential threats seriously, and we are making every effort to maintain an environment where students and staff feel safe.
"We want you as a parent to know, your students are safe. As with any situation, we encourage parents to make attendance decisions for their children based on their specific circumstances. We trust parents to make the ultimate call when it comes to their child's safety. Teachers will work with students to make up any missed assignments.
"As always, we work closely with local law enforcement to assist in these situations."