Jasper Middle School Student sends threatening picture to other student involving a gun investigated

Jasper – (NNDC)

In a message sent by Superintendent – Greater Jasper Consolidated Schools Tracy Lorey Tuesday afternoon explaining a situation with a Jasper Middle School student and a threat to another student.  The student sent a threatening message to another student involving a gun.  The student who received the message did the right thing and reported it to school officals.

Superintendent Lorey explained that at no time where any students in danger and the incident has been investigated by the proper authorities and this type of incident will not be tolerated in any form including the use of social media.

Here is the announcement released this afternoon:

Jasper Middle School Administrators were made aware that a student sent a picture of a gun with a threatening statement to another student. An investigation into the threat and a formal threat assessment were completed by school administrators and the Jasper Police Department was contacted. Both the school and police department will continue to investigate the situation with consequences for the student . It has been determined that students and staff were never in any danger.

The student making the report did the right thing by reporting the issue. Students are always encouraged to follow a “See Something, say Something” approach with safety concerns.

The use of technology and social media as a means to harass or intimidate is not a laughing matter and will result in both school and legal consequences for students who choose to make the choice to do so. We encourage parents to talk with their children about the appropriate use of technology and social media, as well as the outcomes of inappropriate use.

The Jasper Middle School Block Party will continue as scheduled. Again, students, families and community members are encouraged to attend and participate, as there is no concern for the safety of participants.


Superintendent Lorey also stated that the Back to School Block Party will be held as planned tonight.  The Back to School Block Party begins at 5pm and is open to everyone and is an idea to replace the traditional meet your teacher night offering  several school and community informational booths, face painting, Balloon Guy, sidewalk chalk, photo booth, corn hole, yard darts, Frisbee and football toss, soccer kick, Plinko, dunking booth, inflatables, music, and much, much more.

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