Jackson Hole High School, Summit High School, Jackson Hole Middle School and Colter Elementary School were briefly secured Tuesday morning due to a gun threat made on social media.

All students and staffers are safe, and normal routines resumed midday.

At 10:46 a.m. law enforcement received reports from students that a “disgruntled” classmate had a gun and might bring it to school. At 11:02 law enforcement found the student at school with no weapon.

“The threat came in via social media and we took it very seriously, as we will any time we perceive that there could be some danger to the safety of the students at the schools,” said Teton County Sheriff’s Lt. Matt Carr. “We’ve determined there is no threat, but we are investigating the social media aspect of where it came from and will continue to work on that.

“We just encourage parents to tell their students to be careful about what they post and how they post it, because it’s something that we’ll continue to take very seriously,” Carr said.

Multiple students were involved. As of Tuesday afternoon law enforcement said they were continuing an active investigation and couldn’t release which school or schools they attend.

Teton County School District No. 1 information coordinator Charlotte Reynolds declined to provide more detail on the location of the threat but said she was happy with how it was handled.

“The schools were all secured, as always,” Reynolds said. “We just were not allowing students out at recess and those sorts of things. We were just securing them within the building. We followed our procedures and protocols, and we worked very quickly and effectively with local law enforcement.”

Although the incident turned out to be nothing, Carr said student safety is “of our utmost concern.”

In a letter to families School Superintendent Gillian Chapman asked people to “please have a conversation with your student about the seriousness of making jokes about using weapons or threats.

“Also,” she wrote, “please encourage your student to report to school administration or a teacher if they overhear a conversation between other students where threats or weapons are mentioned.

“We take all threats seriously and involve law enforcement in each situation. The safety of our students, staff and community are always taken seriously, even if reported via social media.”

Contact Kylie Mohr at 732-7079, schools@jhnewsandguide.com or @JHNGschools.

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