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Authorities respond to Mitchell Middle School for ‘disturbing social media post’

Mitchell school administrators and local authorities investigated "a disturbing social media post" that included the words "School Shooter" Thursday morning.

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Mitchell school administrators and local authorities investigated “a disturbing social media post” that included the words “School Shooter” Thursday morning.

Mitchell Superintendent Joe Graves sent out a school security response letter to Mitchell Middle School parents after it was determined that there was no immediate threat to the safety of students or staff.

“Because all of the students potentially involved in this situation were already isolated, no changes were made to the school schedule or building,” the letter stated.

At about 8:15 a.m., two students reported the post to Assistant Principal Brittney Eide, who reviewed it and, as per Mitchell School District protocol, contacted law enforcement.

Graves’ letter said the post involved two middle school students. No specific threat was made against the school or any others.

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“Though this matter would appear to be closed at this time, we are continuing to investigate and monitor this situation and will send out any updates should additional information develop which can be released,” Graves’ letter said.

Graves said any questions or concerns can be directed to 995-3051.

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