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Threat to middle school "not credible", says Sheriff

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Posted at 9:06 PM, Dec 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-06 22:07:11-05

A threat to A Calhoun County middle school is being called "unfounded" by police.

According to the Calhoun County Sheriff, Matt Saxton, students at the middle school alleged another student was threatening to "shoot up the school." Pennfield school officials were made aware of the threat after students were dismissed on December 5th and posted to Facebook that the threat was "not proven be credible at this time."

Pennfield Schools in Calhoun County sent home a notice of an alleged threat to the middle school, but stated "No compromise of student safety was made at any time."

Deputies have spoken to all students involved, including the accused student, and found that none of them had heard the threat themselves. During the interview with the accused student the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office found they had no access to weapons to carry out the threat.

Sheriff Saxton says he is very confident there was no credible threat to Pennfield schools at any time. Information on where the threat originated is still being investigated.