Threat made against Logan-Magnolia student

Social media message came from someone 'outside school community'


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At 1:02 p.m. on Tuesday, a message was sent out to parents of Logan-Magnolia students regarding a threat that was made through social media to a current student.

According to administrators, the threat was made by someone 'outside our school community', and the Logan Police Department was immediately contacted. 

"If there's a threat, we notify the parents and the police," superintendent Tom Ridder said.  "The police are involved."

School will continue as normal unless law enforcement says otherwise.  This comes at a time when school-related threats happen more often due to social media and texting. According to District Administration Magazine,  a school somewhere in the U.S. is closed nearly every day due to threats.

"It's unfortunate that it's been happening more, and I think all schools are dealing with it," Ridder said.

The message from the school ended by commending the students  who made administrators aware of the situation. 

Any additional questions or information can be given to the school at 712-644-2250. Information can also be reported anonymously through the STOPit app.