Police investigating ‘incident’ at school

Police said a reported school threat remains under investigation.
Police said a reported school threat remains under investigation.(Live 5)
Published: Jan. 18, 2023 at 8:27 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 18, 2023 at 8:29 PM CST
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MAMMOTH SPRING, Ark. (KAIT) - Police said a reported school threat remains under investigation.

On Wednesday, Jan. 18, the Mammoth Spring School District posted on social media that a student reported a “potential threat” and police were notified.

School administrators did not say what kind of threat had been made.

To assure parents of their children’s safety, the district said additional police would patrol the campus.

On Thursday, Jan. 19, Mammoth Spring Police Chief Jamie Turnbough said the problem has been resolved.

“It has been determined that there was an incident, but no longer a threat to the school,” Turnbough said. “We will continue to investigate until a completed and accurate file can be submitted to the prosecutor.”

The police chief did not elaborate on what exactly happened or if an arrest had been made.

Region 8 News will continue to track this story and provide updates as they become available.