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Student makes threat on Snapchat against Grand Island middle school

A middle school student made a threat against Grand Island's Connor Middle School on social media on Monday morning, according to a statement from the school district.

School officials and police were notified of the threat at 6:45 a.m. by a parent whose child saw the post on Snapchat, School Superintendent Brian Graham said.

Authorities declined to specify what the child posted on Snapchat other than to call it a threat to harm the school. School officials and law enforcement assessed the threat and students were held on their buses for several minutes. They were released from buses at about 7:27 a.m., after the school was found to be safe, Graham said.

Authorities went to the home of the student who posted the threat and found the student there. At no time was the student on school property, officials said.

School officials ask parents to reinforce with their children that if they see a post on social media that's concerning, to share it with parents, a school counselor or a teacher.

Police are continuing to investigate.

The district planned to send out a voicemail message Monday morning to district parents and guardians. Anyone with questions may call the superintendent at 773-8800.

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