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OSAGE -- Law enforcement said concerns over a school threat in Osage are unfounded and are the result of a “domestic misunderstanding.”

Mitchell County Sheriff Greg Beaversaid there was no threat to Osage Schools.

“We took a report this morning,” Beaver said. “There was a domestic misunderstanding between a foster mom and a 16-year-old son.”

Beaver said that the misunderstanding had nothing to do with schools.

“I think some folks were monitoring scanners,” Beaver said. “It was mentioned from the foster parent that the son could have a gun.”

The rumor took off on social media.

“Law enforcement did approach this as a school threat,” Beaver said.

A Mitchell County sheriff's deputy was with the 16-year-old male within 10 minutes of the domestic report.

“Everything was checked out and cleared,” Beaver said. “He didn’t threaten a school.”

The sheriff’s office and Osage Schools used social media, email and text alerts to ease public fears and concern.

“Please be aware that the call this morning that has people concerned has been investigated,” the sheriff’s office said on Facebook. “The concern was caused by human error. There is no threat to the Osage Schools.”

Osage Schools posted on Facebook that there is no threat to the school district involving a student.

“It was reported to administration, by students, and parents that they heard something over a police scanner,” the post said. “Administrators immediately called law enforcement to follow up on this information.”


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