Sheriff Nielsen issues warning

Bannock County Sheriff Lorin Nielsen has issued a warning to the public that arming yourself and responding to a school threat incident could put you in harm’s way and hinder the law enforcement response to the actual threat.

Bannock County Sheriff Lorin Nielsen wants the public to know that arming yourself and responding to a school threat incident will likely put you in harm’s way and hinder law enforcement’s response.

The longtime sheriff made those statements after several armed Marsh Valley High School parents showed up at the Arimo school on Wednesday morning when word got out that the school had been placed on lockdown because of a student who authorities believed was possibly carrying a pistol and had allegedly attacked and threatened his sister.

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