CCSO investigating alleged threat at Eureka Springs Middle School

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is looking into an alleged threat at Eureka Springs Middle School.

According to the Eureka Springs Police Department, the middle school requested an officer to report a threat made over Facebook on Friday, Feb. 23. CCSO Chief Deputy Maj. George Frye confirmed Monday that the sheriff’s office is investigating the matter, saying no one has been brought into custody.

Eureka Springs Superintendent Bryan Pruitt said the school contacted the Eureka Springs Police Department after one student threatened another on social media. The threat was not against the school itself, Pruitt said.

“This was not a threat directed toward the school, but we still wanted to do an investigation,” Pruitt said. “We include the police on that, because it was a threat from one person to another. In this day and age, you can’t ever leave any loose ends.”

This is how the district would handle any threat, Pruitt said.

“Any time there’s some kind of threat, we’re going to investigate it thoroughly,” Pruitt said. “We’re going to take everything like that seriously. We’re being diligent on everything.”

He continued, “We know how things are right now. Everything is so scrutinized. Everybody’s nervous, so we’re going to fully investigate anything that’s remotely a threat.”

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