Alleged threats force increased police presence at Hot Springs High School

HOT SPRINGS, S.D. – Hot Springs police plan an increased presence Thursday at the high school after alleged threats were made by a student. They have since determined the threats to be unfounded.

According to a Facebook post, the Hot Springs Police Department was notified at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday of a “threat of violence towards the high school” by a student.

The threat was allegedly made during school hours Wednesday before the homecoming parade. School administrators worked to determine who may have been involved. Police say they have been unable to validate the threat after an “extensive investigation”.

The police department says they “they do not take these situations lightly and the safety of our children is [their] top priority.”

NewsCenter1 has reached out to the Hot Springs Police Department and will continue to update this story.

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