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Jerome High School dedication

A crop duster flies overhead during a dedication ceremony Wednesday evening, Aug. 24, 2016, at Jerome High School.

JEROME — Jerome police announced Friday a threat toward a Jerome High School student was false and “no actual, serious threat was present.”

The Jerome Police Department received several phone calls Tuesday morning about rumors circulating of a shooting at Jerome High School. That came after police received a report Monday afternoon about threats toward an individual student via social media.

Further investigation revealed there wasn’t any credible threat, Police Chief Dan Hall said in a Friday statement. “There is no danger to the public or Jerome Schools as a result of this particular incident.”

The case will be forwarded to the Jerome County prosecutor for possible action, he said. Police haven’t identified the child involved.

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“The Jerome Police Department takes any such threat very seriously, and false reporting is also taken very seriously,” Hall said.

As a precaution this week, extra police officers patrolled near Jerome High School. Classroom doors were locked, but classes proceeded as normal. Extra adults were also outside the school building when students were walking to classes.

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