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SPD announced arrest of SHS student who prompted lockdown

By A. Marie Hamilton, Sidney Sun-Telegraph

SIDNEY – Sidney Police Department (SPD) announced the department made an arrest involving a Sidney High School (SHS) student who reportedly made a violent threat last Thursday.

In a Facebook post April 27, SPD wrote, “At 1:52 p.m. today, the Sidney Police Department and the Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a threat made involving a Sidney High School student.”

Adding, “According to witnesses, the student advised others not to go to school tomorrow because he was going to shoot it up.”

According to SPD, “School officials contacted law enforcement and placed the school building in a hold (lockdown).”

Cheyenne County Attorney Paul Schaub issued a press release on Thursday.

In his press statement, Schaub explained the student reportedly left the school grounds before law enforcement arrived.

“He (the unidentified student who reportedly made a threat) was located at his residence and taken into custody,” Schaub’s office wrote in a press statement.

The subsequent arrest lifted the school lockdown.

SPD and other law enforcement partners indicate there is no longer an active threat to the high school or surrounding community.

Residents with additional information concerning this incident are encouraged to call SPD at 308-254-5515 to speak to an officer.

As of Tuesday, May 2, there have been no updates to report in time for publication.

 

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