Deputies Respond To Licking Valley Buildings After Report Of Threat

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Deputies were called to Licking Valley School District buildings Wednesday after a report of a threat was received.

School district employees notified the Licking County Sheriff's Office that a student reported the possible threat to school administrators.

According to the Licking County Sheriff’s Department, the alleged email threat was reported by a student. Deputies said that the threat was described as something to the extent of what happened in Newtown, Conn.

The student alleged that the threat was made Tuesday night.

Amber Sykes’ said that she had no idea what was going on at her 7-year-old daughter’s school.

“I sent my child to school today, and I had no idea that anything was even going on, so I was kind of concerned on what kind of threats were being made,” Skyes said. 

In response to the alleged threat, the Licking County Sheriff’s Office assigned a deputy to patrol all district buildings on Wednesday. An alert also was sent to all parents in the district.

District officials said that they ensured all buildings were secured and that there was no evidence of a true threat to the district.

“I have been in the high school, and you have to be buzzed through the door, and at the elementary school, you have to be buzzed through, so they’re safe,” said parent Valerie Pennybaker.
Sheriff’s officials said that the person accused of making the threat turned over his computer to authorities for further investigation.

Parents said that they were pleased the district was taking the alleged threat seriously.

“Because anymore, people are just going crazy,” Sykes said.

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