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Grand Island Middle School student sends threat over Snapchat

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Posted at 10:17 AM, Apr 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-24 10:17:51-04

In a letter sent to parents Monday morning, the Superintendent of the Grand Island School District warned the school community about a threat made by a Grand Island Middle School student.

According to the letter, the student posted a threat to harm the school on Snapchat. The report was made at 6:45 a.m.

Students were not released from buses until the school was determined to be safe.

Superintendent Dr. Brian Graham and Middle School Principal John Fitzpatrick went to the student's home Monday morning with law enforcement to investigate.

The letter to parents says the student was at home and not on school property at any time during the threat.

The issue is being handled by law enforcement.

"Since this was communicated on Snapchat, we ask parents to continue to reinforce with their children if they see social media postings that are of concern to them, to share that with parents, a school counselor or teacher," the letter says.

Parents with questions are asked to call the superintendent at 773-8800.