Granite County Sheriff Scott Dunkerson said on Wednesday that the boy has been charged with felony intimidation and three counts of misdemeanor assault. He is being held at a youth facility.
No students were harmed in the incident, but the sheriff said with “recent events nationwide” all threats against any school in the county are being taken seriously.
Dunkerson said there was no in-person incident that led to the arrest and that the charges are related to comments made by the student.
The sheriff’s office said it has no reason to believe there is any other threat to the school.
Superintendent Mike Cutler left this Facebook message for parents and community members:
Today, we became aware of potentially threatening statements by a student and notified law enforcement immediately. Law enforcement began an investigation regarding the statements, and we allowed law enforcement to take the lead on the investigation and they removed the student from school. At no time did we believe any student or staff member was in danger. We take every situation seriously and will act to notify law enforcement as soon we become aware of any potential threats. We will update parents as soon as we can about issues impacting the school environment. However, we want to ensure that we provide factual information to parents. Mike Cutler, Superintendent