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By Don Ogle
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

School Threat


January 12, 2018

Don Ogle

Sidney Police Chief Joe Aikens walks down the hall at Sidney Middle School Wednesday. Police officers and sheriff's deputies patrolled school halls and around the grounds at all Sidney schools as a precaution after a message was found on a bathroom wall.

Sidney school students were met at the door by law enforcement officers and administrators as they went to school Wednesday, the result of a message found scribbled on a bathroom wall Tuesday.

The message, "school shooting January 10, 2018," was found by a teacher just before the end of the school day and reported it to Middle School Principal Brandon Ross, who in turn called Sidney police.

Police responded to the school "right away," Ross said. From there, school and law enforcement officials began investigating the message and forming a plan on their response.

The first public announcemen...

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