GIPS warns middle school parents of threat investigation


    GIPS sent a message to Westridge Middle School families about a possible threat on Monday. (KHGI)

    Grand Island Public School officials say students will be safe Tuesday, despite a possible threat reported.

    Westridge Middle School parents received a message Monday, saying a threat was being investigated and GIPS protocol was being followed.

    Westridge's principal said no students and staff were in danger and it is safe to attend school Tuesday.

    A spokesperson for the district would not reveal the nature of the potential threat.

    The Grand Island Police Department said an officer received word of the threat at the end of the school day on Monday, but they believe by that time the rumor had changed through word of mouth.

    Police said it's too early to differentiate between rumor and fact, and the school resource officer will have to interview a lot of people to determine how the threat originated.

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