LPD releases update about on-going middle school investigation

h/t Lander Middle School

The Lander Police Department issued a statement Monday at 3:30 p.m. regarding the ongoing investigation of alleged threats directed toward Lander Middle School made over the last two week.

On Thursday, May 16th County 10 reported there was an apparent threat made via statements from the school and LPD. Later that day more information was released about a possible second threat.


LPD’s full statement from Monday, May 20th is below:

The Lander Police Department is continuing the on-going investigation of a statement made by a Lander Middle School student last week. The Lander Police Department has committed numerous man hours into investigating the statement made by the student. To date, no evidence has been discovered to substantiate any creditable threat that the involved student was viewing information about, researching, or planning a school shooting or other violent act at the Lander Middle School or any other Fremont County School District #1 school. The Lander Police Department takes all statements of threats seriously (whether inconsequential or explicit) and we thoroughly investigate every statement made to ensure the safety of the students, the school staff and our community.