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School shooting threat at Falls City Middle School

(KLZA)-- A Falls City Middle School student is accused of making threats regarding a school shooting to other students Wednesday.

Falls City Public Schools Superintendent Tim Heckinlively said law enforcement was notified and began an investigation.

He said no firearms were found at the school.

In a letter to staff and parents, Heckenlively said there was never any immediate danger to any student or staff member.  

The letter is posted below.  


February 19, 2020

Dear FCPS Parents,

In an effort to keep you as informed as possible, we feel it is necessary to inform you of an incident that occurred today ( Wednesday) at Falls City Middle School.

A FCMS student made threats regarding a school shooting to other students. The threat was reported to school administration. The school administrator then immediately notified law enforcement and began an investigation. School disciplinary action along with possible law enforcement action will be taken as appropriate. At no time today, was there any immediate danger to any student or staff member. The procedures that we have in place allowed us to handle this situation with little disruption to the other students in the building, most of whom were unaware that a threat had been made.

The safety of students and staff is the top priority for school officials and law enforcement who work together to resolve issues like this as soon as possible.

The FCPS asks parents and students to contact school officials or law enforcement if you have any information regarding a threat.

Thank you,

Tim Heckenlively



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