Statement from Sheldon Community School District Superintendent Robin Spears:
“Through the efforts of school officials and local law enforcement, the student responsible for the threat on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015 was identified Friday evening. Local law enforcement officials took the student into custody on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015. The threat from this student and the threat to the safety of students, community members, and school personnel no longer exist. Students will be allowed to bring backpacks to school on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015.”
Sheldon, Iowa — Due to a non-specific threat received by Sheldon Community Schools Administration, the high school will have some additional security measures in effect for Monday, December 14th.
Superintendent Robin Spears says that Sheldon High School students will not be allowed to bring backpacks to school Monday, and there will be a police presence in the school that day.
While school officials are confident that the threat is a hoax, they take very seriously the responsibility of keeping their students safe, and will take every measure necessary to do so.