The Abilene Police Department is investigating an alleged threat made Monday by a student at Abilene Middle School.

According to Assistant Police Chief Jason Wilkins, officers spent several hours conducting interviews Monday evening and the investigation remained ongoing on Tuesday.

“The Abilene Police Department will continue to work closely with U.S.D. 435 staff to ensure that student safety remains paramount,” he said in a statement.

He said to ensure the integrity of the investigation, the police department was not releasing any more information at this time.

A message was sent out to parents from Abilene Middle School Principal Jenna Delay.

“I want to bring you up to speed on a recent event at AMS. While confidentiality prevents me from being able to share details, I do want to share what I can,” the message said. “We have had reports of a student allegedly making a threat. While we can’t yet verify the severity of the threat, I did feel it was important to bring the matter to the attention of law enforcement, and we are working closely with the Abilene Police Department.

“Please know that student disciplinary actions have been taken per USD 435 board policy while the investigation is ongoing. Student safety is our priority.”

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