Police investigate threat made against San Tan Elementary School

- An increased police presence is expected at San Tan Elementary after a threat was made toward the school near Higley and Pecos Roads.

Anytime there is a threat placed against a school, it is taken seriously, especially in light of the school shooting that happened on February 14 in Florida. Police say they're not taking any chances.

According to Sgt. Darrell Krueger with the Gilbert Police Department, someone posted a message online, threatening San Tan Elementary School. 

Officers are still trying to gather evidence into who posted the message, however, the principal says classes will be held as scheduled. GPD isn't anticipating an issue at the school, but more officers will be on campus as the investigation continues, according to Kruger.

"We take these investigations very seriously and we intend to locate and charge this individual for any criminal act as we uncover during our investigation," stated Gilbert Police officials.

Parents, faculty and students are urged to contact GPD at (480) 503-6500 with any information about the person who may have made threat.

This is a developing story. Stay with FOX 10 News for updates.

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