WF School District experiences shooting threat

West Fork School District was the target of a shooting threat this week, according to the Sheffield Police Department.

Concerned West Fork community members contacted local law enforcement on Friday, May 5, after hearing rumors that a violent act, aimed at the school district and those associated with it, was being planned by a student. Both the Sheffield Police Department and The Rockwell Police Department were brought in to investigate, and officers spent the weekend and Monday, May 8, speaking with students and staff to assess the credibility of the threat. No weapons were involved or found, and no students were hurt or placed in immediate danger, according to Superintendent Darrin Strike. By the end of the day, the “main threat had been contained.”

“The school never did go into official lock down,” Sheffield Police Chief Sam Cain said. “There had been numerous threats against the entire school system of a shooting. Both through social media, and verbal [and] physical contacts made by multiple individuals.”

Read the full article in the May 11 edition of the papers.