CCSO investigating alleged threat at Eureka Springs Middle School

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office

is looking into an alleged threat

at Eureka Springs Middle School.

According to the Eureka Springs

Police Department, the middle

school requested an officer to report

a threat made over Facebook

on Friday, Feb. 23. CCSO Chief

Deputy Maj. George Frye confirmed

Monday that the sheriff’s

office is investigating the matter,

saying no one has been brought

into custody.

Eureka Springs Superintendent

Bryan Pruitt said the school

contacted the Eureka Springs Police

Department after one student

threatened another on social media.

The threat was not against the

school itself, Pruitt said.

“This was not a threat directed

toward the school, but we still

wanted to do an investigation,”

Pruitt said. “We include the police

on that, because it was a threat

from one person to another. In this

day and age, you can’t ever leave

any loose ends.”

This is how the district would

handle any threat, Pruitt said.

“Any time there’s some kind of

threat, we’re going to investigate

it thoroughly,” Pruitt said. “We’re

going to take everything like that

seriously. We’re being diligent on


He continued, “We know how

things are right now. Everything

is so scrutinized. Everybody’s nervous,

so we’re going to fully investigate

anything that’s remotely

a threat.”

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