More Shooting Threats In Omaha, Western Nebraska

By: LeAnne Morman, Associated Press Email
By: LeAnne Morman, Associated Press Email

Omaha Police are investigating another online threat to an Omaha high school and several schools in western Nebraska will heighten security Friday after law enforcement officials say a former student threatened a shooting rampage.

On Twitter, Omaha Police stated they were aware of the rumored threat of shootings at Millard South High School on Friday and were actively investigating and conducting interviews. Millard officals say the threat was deemed to be invalid by police.

Officials in western Nebraska are trying to locate a former student of Valts Alternative school. Authorities say a teacher reported Wednesday that the former male student had threatened a shooting rampage for Dec. 21st.

Gering Public Schools, Community Christian School and the Valts Alternative school will lock their doors because they are the only schools in the area still open.

The station reports school officials say the lockdown is a precaution. Doors will be locked once students enter school, and permission will be required to enter after that. Police also will have a heavier presence at the schools.

On Monday, another online threat swept the Omaha metro area, the threat said "something big" was going to happen at 9 a.m. Police investigated the threat and determined it was not legitimate. The man who made the threat was being mentally evaluated.


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