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Law enforcement was called to Neligh-Oakdale on Wednesday afternoon after an alleged threat was discovered on a bathroom wall.
According to the Neligh-Oakdale Superintendent Scott Gregory, "A phrase, which could be taken as a threat, of unknown origin and timing, was etched into a bathroom wall at the Eastward school. After being discovered by a student and reported to administration, members of the Neligh Police Department, Nebraska State Patrol, and Antelope County Sheriff’s Office responded to assess the threat and to work with administration. The school was placed in modified lock-out status and law enforcement supervised release of school."
Law enforcement was called about 2:19 p.m., according to Neligh Police Chief Mike Wright.
"Officers with the Neligh Police Department, Antelope County Sheriff’s Department and the Nebraska State Patrol responded to the Neligh-Oakdale High School campus to access the threat," Wright said.
Gregory said, "Safety procedures will be undertaken to ensure student safety and to further resolve the incident. All questions regarding the situation should be directed to the Sheriff’s office or the superintendent of schools."
The police chief said the threat "could not be confirmed" after further investigation.
"Out of an abundance of caution law enforcement remained on scene until after school was dismissed," Wright said. "As with all the schools in Antelope County, Neligh-Oakdale staff will continue to be ever vigilant to possible threats and considers student safety a priority."