Deputies at San Juan Co. schools after gun threats

December 21, 2012 • State News

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office is sending deputies to every public school in the county after students reported threats posted online that people would bring guns to school Friday.

Sheriff’s [auth] spokeswoman Beth Utley says there’s no indication the threats were connected to last week’s school shooting in Connecticut.

There’s no sign the postings are an actual threat but deputies were sent as a precaution. Utley says local police departments are also sending officers to schools.

Utley says regular and reserve deputies are at dozens of schools after students in Kirtland, Aztec and Bloomfield told administrators Friday they saw threats about guns on campus on Facebook.

Aztec and Bloomfield students reported postings of students with guns, while Kirtland students reported postings saying gang members would have guns at schools.

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