UPDATE: South Sioux City, NE “lock out” lifted, student arrested following concerning comments on social media

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SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NE (KTIV)- South Sioux City Police say a comment was made on Snapchat early on Wednesday. Police say the comment was “everything’s ready for tomorrow.”

Officials say some students went to school administrators to report the comment.

The school went on “lock out” around 1:00pm Wednesday.

During a “lock out”, no one is let into the building, and no one is let out.

Police say the student, who put the comment on Snapchat, was home sick from school, Wednesday. Police later found the student at a Sioux City home, and made an arrest. “Due to the level of disruption that has occurred and the level of unrest that has resulted, whether or not a communication of threat against the students directly was uttered or not, it still caused, the statement caused this type of disruption and this type of feeling of unrest and fear,” says Lt. Chris Chernock, South Sioux City Police.

Students were kept on “lock out” until just before 3:30pm Wednesday.

Investigators say the student is over the age of 18, but won’t release any other details about the student’s identity.

A release from the South Sioux City Police Department says witnesses were interviewed, and they provided statements. But, investigators say Sioux City prosecutor, who reviewed the reports, felt the elements needed to prove their case weren’t present.

Police say the investigation is continuing. School discipline is pending and possible criminal charges are being requested from Nebraska authorities.


SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NE (KTIV) – The South Sioux City Community School District said they have lifted a lock out at the South Sioux City High School and South Sioux City Middle School and students have been dismissed as normal.

Police said Sioux City authorities have made contact with an individual after a threat was made on social media.

Police said Sioux City authorities felt there was enough evidence to charge the individual.

The High School and Middle School were placed on lock out Wednesday early afternoon.

School officials said everyone is safe.

 


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The South Sioux City Community School District said a suspect is being questioned.

The South Sioux City Police are still investigating the situation to make sure no other people are involved.

The High School and Middle School are in a lock out as a precautionary measure, due to a potential social media threat.

Officials said everyone is safe.

Sioux City police are also investigating the incident.


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The South Sioux City Community School District said in a Facebook post the High School and Middle School are on lock out as a precautionary measure.

The district said, “School safety is our number one priority. We were informed of a potential social media threat and currently, everyone is safe.”

They said they have trained teams in place evaluating the concern.

The school district is working in partnership with law enforcement and currently investigating the matter.

School safety is our number one priority. We were informed of a potential social media threat. Currently everyone is…

Posted by South Sioux City Community School District on Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The South Sioux City Police Department said parents shouldn’t show up at the school and try to pick up your student because you will be denied entry into the High School and Middle School. They will update when possible.

The South Sioux City High School and Middle School are in a lock out as a precautionary measure, due to a potential…

Posted by South Sioux City Police Department on Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Tia Heidebrecht

Tia Heidebrecht

KTIV Executive Producer

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