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Melstone schools will reopen Wednesday after threat scare

Posted at 3:15 PM, Jan 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 14:50:27-04

MELSTONE- Melstone schools will reopen Wednesday after a threat on social media forced closure Tuesday.

The Musselshell County Sheriff’s Office contacted the person of interest and after investigating decided there was no actual threat.

“Anytime the school receives any kind of threat you take it seriously. Especially with what has been happening that last couple of years,” Melstone Superintendent Brett Scott said.”You always have to air on the side of caution for the safety of the students and the staff. I would do it again.”

Sheriff Shawn Lesnick told Q2 that the there was never any threat to the schools.

Scott told Q2 that late Monday night, parents notified staff about a potential threat to the school or student body made by a conversation between two students through social media.

Scott says, looking out for the safety of the students and staff the decision was made to close the schools Tuesday, to allow officials to further investigate.

Parents and staff were notified of the closure by telephone late Monday and the closure was posted on the school’s website.

Related: Melstone schools closed Tuesday due to ‘potential threats’