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Craig police, school district investigating shooting threat made on high school by two students

Sasha Nelson
Craig Daily Press

CRAIG — The Craig Police Department increased its presence at Moffat County High School on Thursday morning after learning two students were allegedly planning a school shooting on Friday, April 20.

Both students have been located by police.

"School will go on as normal. We appreciate the partnership and cooperation by Craig Police Department in providing an increased presence in our high school and throughout the district as we assure parents that student safety is our highest priority," said Moffat County School District Superintendent Dave Ulrich.

Ulrich posted a letter to parents about 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

"Last night, I was informed by MCHS Principal Kyle York that two students had devised specific plans to conduct a school shooting this Friday at MCHS.  Mr. York was alerted of this situation through a letter from one of the students who is currently accounted for out-of-state," Ulrich wrote in the letter, which was posted on the school district's website.

The second student was detained by officers from the Craig Police Department before 8 a.m. Thursday.

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"It is important for parents and the community to know that the students suspected have been apprehended," Ulrich said. "Given the situation, the Craig Police Department has agreed to an enhanced presence in our schools, including MCHS today and tomorrow."

This story will be updated.