Skip to content

Friday January 15, 2021 Salt Lake City, UT Alerts: Fatal Crash Near Deer Creek Reservoir ***Updated*** READ

TOP STORY

Press Release

Protecting Utah

Utah SIAC helps connect the dots in high school shooting threat

Friday November 9, 2018

Earlier this week the Utah Department of Public Safety (DPS) received information regarding a possible school shooting threat. The threat which was initially found by a young woman in Davis County on Snapchat. Garfield County Sheriff’s Office was initially contacted due to the school that was named in the threat. After review, it was found that the threat had no relation to Utah.

The Sheriff’s Office in Garfield County sent the threat to DPS’ Statewide Information and Analysis Center (SIAC) for further investigation. Analyst with the SIAC reviewed the threat and issued a law enforcement bulletin to all Fusion Centers in the country. The bulletin eventually linked the threat to a Gar-field High School in Virginia. A juvenile in Virginia was arrested by local law enforcement in connection to the threats made on social media.

This is a perfect example of how saying something really makes the difference. The young woman in Davis County did the right thing and reported suspicious activity. Our partners in Garfield County also did the right thing by utilizing state resources to help prevent a tragedy in another community. We want to remind all community members to make law enforcement aware of any suspicious activity. You can reach out to the Department of Public Safety through our 833-DPS-SAFE (833-377-7233).

 

###

MEDIA CONTACT

Nick Street
DPS Public Affairs Director
Department of Public Safety
NSTREET@UTAH.GOV

SHARE THIS STORY

More from the News Room

Motorcyclist Killed on I-80

June 2020

Fatal Crash: San Juan County on SR-191 at Milepost 78

May 2020

Utah’s New Lane Filtering Law

May 2019

Head On Crash at mile 54 on I-80 eastbound

January 2021

Multiple Crashes along I-15 in Salt Lake County, connected to a DUI Driver

January 2021

Fatal in Beaver on I-15

January 2021