LVHS Ordered “Stay Put” on Wednesday
Students and staff at Lander Valley High School were ordered to Stay Put at around 1:00 PM on Wednesday afternoon, after a student came forward to report overhearing two other students having a conversation about the logistics of a shooting two weeks prior. According to Duane Kaiser of the Lander Police Department, “Officers were called to assist the high school for a third party threat that was overheard two weeks ago.” Kaiser says that the school ordered a Stay Put, as a precaution, while they investigated the claim.
The students who were overheard having the conversation were located and interviewed by school staff, Officers from Lander Police Department, and personnel from Fremont Counseling. Kaiser says that the nature of the conversation between the students was determined to have been hypothetical and was not deemed a viable threat to the safety of the students and staff at LVHS.
Kaiser says that no SWAT personnel was mobilized, no criminal charges have been filed and the school is going to handle the situation according to their policies.