SANDY — Police say they have identified a student who emailed a threatening statement to East Sandy Elementary School earlier this week.
On Monday, the student who attends another school in the Canyons School District sent the email, according to a statement from Sandy police.
"We do not believe the threats (made) on April 22 towards East Sandy Elementary, the staff or its students were credible, or that anyone else was involved," police said.
Police were working with the Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office to determine whether charges will be filed against the student, whose name and age were not released.1 comment on this story
"These threats consumed an excessive amount of resources and caused fear among (students), staff and parents; creating alarm for school officials. Making any type of threat which causes alarm to the public and/or school officials is dangerous and may be in violation of the law," according to the statement. "With the valid concerns in today's day and age, we continue to encourage people to come forward with any information regarding school safety concerns."
The school sheltered in place on Monday and had an extra police presence, school officials said. Counselors were also available for students experiencing anxiety.
According to a message sent to parents ahead of school Monday after the threat had been received, school officials said they "recognize and respect the right of parents to decide what is best for their families. We will work with the students whose parents decide not to send their children to school on Monday."