Former Fremont Middle School student cited for making terrorist threat



FREMONT, Neb. (WOWT) – Fremont Public Schools said Thursday that police were investigating a potential threat after a former Fremont Middle School student said he would bring a gun to school on Thursday.

According to the school district statement, the former student, who attends a program in the Lenihan Building on Main Street, made the “non-descript” comment during a live online chat.

The initial report was made by the parent of a student who said the youngster shared a photo of a gun during the exchange, the statement said. Officials said Fremont police contacted the accused and his parents overnight and determined the youth did not have access to a gun and the photo shared with a friend was of a pistol realistic looking toy.

The student was cited for making a terrorist threat, the statement said.

“We have been working with the police department and will have an increased presence near the college and Lenihan / Main Street this morning,” the school district said in its statement.

Police and the district encouraged students and families to always report potential threats to school safety.

“If you see something, say something. And if you know something, tell an adult,” the statement read.

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