UPDATE #2: As of 9:40 a.m. all schools in the district have been taken out of Secure Mode and are resuming regular operations. Lincoln County Sheriff Johnson told SVI News that someone called the Lincoln County Dispatch Office claiming that there was an active shooter situation at the school. One call came in for Star Valley High and a second call came in for Cokeville High School. Johnson said the same threats had been called into numerous dispatch centers throughout Wyoming and is likely the same active shooter hoax that went through Utah last week. In the Utah incidents, police say the threat appears to have originated from outside the United States.
UPDATE: As of 9:10 a.m., law enforcement has communicated with LCSD2 that this is not a viable threat. Law enforcement presence will be increased at both Star Valley High School and Cokeville High School. Law enforcement is asking at this time to please refrain from going to the schools. If you choose to go to the schools, please call and coordinate with the front offices at each school.
The lockdown for the two high schools has been lifted. All schools in the district remain in secure mode.
Superintendent Matt Erickson gave an update on SVI Radio, which can be heard below. Erickson said the threat appears to be similar in nature to threats received in schools in Utah last week and that similar unviable threats have been made against various others schools in Wyoming today.
ORIGINAL: As of 9:00 a.m. Monday morning, both Star Valley and Cokeville High Schools are in lockdown following a threat. All other schools in the district are in secure mode.
LCSD2 Superintendent Matt Erickson said all students are safe and accounted for and the district is working with law enforce to address the threat. Erickson asked that parents stay away from the schools at this time and that there is no need to try and pick up students.
Additional information will be posted as it becomes available as well as announced on Swift 98.7 FM.