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Moab student makes threatening social media posts towards school

Helen M. Knight Elementary in Moab.
Helen M. Knight Elementary in Moab.

The Moab City Police Department says that threats against a Moab school were made by a student via social media over the weekend.

The student in question made threatening social media posts directed towards Helen M. Knight Elementary School on or shortly before Sunday, according to MCPD Chief Jared Garcia. In a post made on the Facebook page of the Moab City Police Department, there aren't any imminent threats or dangers to students or faculty.

School officials have worked with the department to investigate the threats made by the student to prevent any potential dangers before they occur. Garcia says that the MCPD are committed to ensuring the safety of the community and its schools.

Jared Gereau is pursuing a Journalism major with an emphasis in Social Media at Utah State University. He is planning on using his experience to pursue a career with USU Athletics sometime after he graduates. In his free time, Jared enjoys watching movies, playing games and creating content for his YouTube channel.