Wyoming Elementary School Receives Threatening Phone Call [UPDATED]
UPDATE (12:25 p.m.):
In an updated press release from the Sublette County Sheriff's Office, Sgt. Travis Bingham says investigators were able to trace the number of the phone from which the threatening call was placed.
Authorities were able to "ping" the phone, and determine that it is located outside of Wyoming. Federal and local authorities in the area of the phone's location have been contacted to assist with the investigation.
The sheriff's office emphasizes that no credible threat exists to any Sublette County schools at this time.
However, extra security will remain in place at all Sublette County schools throughout the day as a precaution. Schools are operating as usual.
Authorities in western Wyoming are investigating a reported threat against an elementary school.
The Sublette County Sheriff's Office and Sublette County School District No. 1 on Wednesday announced that Pinedale Elementary School received a phone call shortly before 8 a.m. That call included a "generalized threat."
The district immediately contacted the sheriff's office and enacted its crisis management plan, according to a joint news release.
Following an initial investigation, the Sublette County Sheriff's Office determined the threat was not imminent. Investigators are still looking into the phone call.
All Sublette County School District No. 1 schools will continue to operate on a normal schedule.
However, the district and the sheriff's office will continue to implement heightened security measures through the remainder of Wednesday.
Wednesday's investigation in Sublette County comes a day after Casper police and Natrona County Sheriff's deputies responded to a 911 call which included a report of an active shooter at Grant Elementary School.
That call, which evidently came from a cell phone located at Journey Elementary School, was ultimately determined to be a prank, according to the Natrona County School District.