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Authorities investigating posible threat to Parkston Schools

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Authorities are investigating a possible threat to Parkston Schools. Police Chief Corrinna Wagner says the district received a threat late Saturday night. She says Parkston Police, the Hutchinson County Sheriff’s Office, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation and the FBI are involved in the investigation.

A subsequent Facebook post by Parkston Police says: "The information we received was a potential gun violence toward the school. We consider all threats of this nature to be very serious and as a result we have been in contact with the Hutchinson County Sheriff’s Office, SD DCI, and SD FBI. We are still in an active investigation. No credible threat has been found repeat no credible threat. If you have any concerns please contact either the Police Department or the School District."

Wagner says school will start at its regular time Monday morning. She says she’ll be at the school as part of the investigation.

Parent Ann Jacobsen says she received a call from the school district shortly after 4pm Sunday. It acknowledged a threat of violence was made, yet did not appear to be credible.

J.P. Skelly

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