Wheatland, Wy – Several threatening text messages sent to
a student prompted police to lock down Wheatland High School and keep students after the end of the school day Thursday.
Police lifted the lockdown at 5:05 p.m., nearly two hours after
school ended, after determining that the young adult male they
believe sent the text messages wasn't in Platte County.
The lockdown began around 12:30 p.m.
Wheatland Police Chief Randy Chesser says both the high school
and Libbey Elementary School in Wheatland were locked down after
the student received the threats after noon.
Police determined that the elementary students weren't at risk
and sent those students home about 15 minutes earlier than usual.