RICHMOND — The Cache County Sheriff’s Office responded to a threat involving North Cache Middle School students Wednesday afternoon.

According to emergency radio traffic, the school initiated “hall check” protocols for after one student threatened another student via text message. The message mentioned a weapon, specifically a firearm.

The safety procedure lasted about an hour.

Deputies reported that the student who allegedly sent the threats was not at the school when the messages were sent.

Law enforcement was able to track the phone and learn that student was inside their home. Deputies and Utah Highway Patrol troopers responded to the residence to make contact with the suspect.

Deputies were able to speak with the student’s parents, who were not at the home. They claimed there no firearms inside the residence.

A school resource officer was able to make contact with the student inside the home via text message. The suspect later turned himself over to the deputies’ custody.

While law enforcement located the student, North Cache remained in partial lock down. The hall check protocol involved bringing all the students inside the school, locking exterior doors and taking attendance while classes continued.

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