(KUTV) — South Jordan Police report a mass shooting threat was investigated Wednesday at South Jordan Middle School but determined it was not valid.
The police stated in a press release that officers were called to investigate a message left in a boys bathroom stall that referenced a school shooting occurring Thursday, which is the anniversary date of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
Police say the school resource officer investigated the incident at the time it was believed the threat was made. However, police determined the threat was not substantiated and added:
There has been no valid information received that this threat occurred anywhere other than South Jordan Middle School. We would like to encourage the public if you hear a rumor like this to contact the school or your local law enforcement agency to ask questions rather than posting to social media, as this creates unnecessary fear and panic in the community.
A threat of terrorism in Utah that involves the threat to commit any offence involving bodily injury, death or substantial property damage can be charged as a class B misdemeanor up to a second-degree felony, depending on the circumstance.