Police: Nothing to Hancock HS threat — Administration disciplined student who threatened to ‘shoot up’ school

HANCOCK — At 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, the Hancock City Police responded to a caller offering information of a suspicious situation that occurred at the school that stemmed from a comment uttered by an irate student.

“All of this was from a source who had said the student involved was angry and said he was going to come to the school and shoot it up,” Hancock Police Chief Wayne Butler said in a telephone interview with the Daily Mining Gazette. “He did not follow up on it. The student came to school without incident, and was disciplined by the administration of the school.”

Neither Hancock Schools Superintendent Kipp Beaudoin nor Middle School/High School Principal Ezekiel Ohan returned phone calls.

The incident occurred Wednesday morning before the shooting incident in Florida, Butler said, and was not related to that incident in any way.

The name of the student, who is a minor, is not being released because of his age and because no criminal intent was involved.

The matter is considered closed, Butler said.

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