Wasatch County School District and law enforcement officials have again been notified of a social media post that made reference to school violence. The latest post was made on February 28. In response to the post, the Heber City Police Department has taken a Wasatch High School student into custody.
According to Heber City Police Chief Dave Booth, the student didn’t understand the consequences of this type of post.
In a statement from the Wasatch County School District, Jason Watt said, “We appreciate the quick action of the student who saw the post and followed the concept of ‘If you see something, say something.’ This concept has proven effective and we encourage our students and all members of the community to continue to notify law enforcement or school officials of any threats.”
He went on to say the Wasatch County School District and local law enforcement agencies are committed to doing everything possible to keep children safe and will continue to take all threats seriously. “There will continue to be a law enforcement officer in every school indefinitely,” said Watt.
It is suggested that parents take time to discuss with your children the seriousness of posting any type of threat or anything that could be perceived as a threat on social media.