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Cache County Law Enforcement Investigates School Threats

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Cache County law enforcement has released details of an investigation into threats by two 16-year-old students at a Northern Utah high school. 

Responding to an anonymous tip through a state-sponsored app to help prevent violent acts at Utah's public schools, Cache County Sherriff Chad Jensen and his officers are investigating threats by students attending Hyrum’s Mountain Crest High School.

At least one classmate contacted the SafeUT crisis and tip line after hearing the teens discuss ways they could harm students at their school.

According to information from the sheriff’s office, the department worked with the Cache County School District to ensure school safety.     

Search warrants were obtained and dozens of interviews held. Sheriff Jensen says with help from the Cache County Attorney’s Office, Bear River Mental Health and the Cache County School District, resources and safety plans have been initiated.

As of now, law enforcement does not believe there is an actionable threat to the safety of students at the school.

At 14-years-old, Kerry began working as a reporter for KVEL “The Hot One” in Vernal, Utah. Her radio news interests led her to Logan where she became news director for KBLQ while attending Utah State University. She graduated USU with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and spent the next few years working for Utah Public Radio. Leaving UPR in 1993 she spent the next 14 years as the full time mother of four boys before returning in 2007. Kerry and her husband Boyd reside in Nibley.