ST. GEORGE — The Utah Department of Public Safety released a statement about “multiple bomb threat emails targeting schools in various states,” including school districts within Utah.
“As of our latest assessment, all received threats have been determined to be hoaxes,” the department said in a media release Friday morning. “We want to reassure parents, students, and educators that appropriate measures are being taken to address these threats. We appreciate the understanding of the public as we work to ensure the safety and well-being of our schools and communities.”
Utah DPS is actively collaborating with local law enforcement agencies to conduct comprehensive investigations into these incidents, the department said.
“Our top priority is ensuring the safety and security of our educational institutions and the communities they serve,” the media release continued. “The safety of our students and school staff is of utmost importance.”
Also Friday morning, Iron County School District officials sent out a similar message to parents warning of the fake email campaign.
“We received a hoax generic email this morning threatening explosives inside of every school in our district. No school or district name was mentioned,” ISCD school officials wrote. “We have been in contact with police and they are being extra vigilant today. Weber, Cache and Box Elder districts as well as several in Idaho have received the same hoax email. We believe this threat is unsubstantiated and it is safe to hold school. We will continue to monitor the situation and if there are updates, we will send those along.”
School officials are asking parents and students to report any suspicious activity immediately.
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