Threats create concern at East High School

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CHEYENNE, Wyo.- The Cheyenne Police Department says they want to reassure everyone that there are no substantiated threats at East High School. A rumor began spreading after a student reported threats more than a week ago on Snapchat, and with the recent tragic school shooting in Florida, more students began to feel concerned.

Both law enforcement and LCSD1 administration were aware of the situation on Thursday, February 15 after students reached out to the school resource officer.

After a thorough investigation, Cheyenne police were unable to find a direct threat.

LCSD1 officials say any type of threat is taken seriously, however. Assistant Superintendent of Support Operations Dave Bartlett said, "We do take it very seriously and I think that's very evident when you look at the protocols that we have. We have secure perimeter, we have lock-down... We practice those things routinely."

Both law enforcement and the school district administration say it's important to react to these types of situations accordingly. Bartlett says you can't dismiss school every time there's a threat because it would happen too frequently. CPD says it's important to react to credible information and says spreading misinformation and rumors can make it more difficult to assess viable threats.

For anyone who would like to report information or ever want to report something anonymously, they can do so by reporting to Safe-2-Tell (844-996-7233…844-WYO-SAFE).