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Police Called To Bedford Middle School After Threat

Last updated on Thursday, November 14, 2013

(BEDFORD) - Bedford Police officers were called to Bedford Middle School after the principal called reporting a student had made a threat.

According to North Lawrence Superintendent Gary Conner, the boy, who made the threat to other students, has been disciplined.

"The boy made a comment to a couple of students that he was 'scoping them'," Conner says. "In other words - the threat referred to him putting them in the scope of a gun and shooting them. The students at first felt threatened by the comment and reported the incident."

North Lawrence Community Schools has a zero tolerance policy against threats.

Bedford officers were called to the school just before 10 a.m. Wednesday to talk to the students.

"We take every threat very serious," Conner says. "We can't have this kind of situation. At first the students who the comments were addressed to felt threatened, but after talking with staff and police the threat no longer existed. We tried to keep the comments made in context, but in this day and time threats are a sensitive topic and we must take action to make sure all of our students feel safe."

Wednesday afternoon parents received an alert about the threat and that the situation had been resolved.

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