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By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Threat made at Cheney Middle

Shooting message found in bathroom stall came from student, not viewed as credible


Last updated 10/1/2019 at 3:21pm

Roger Harnack

Cheney police investigate a threat at Cheney Middle School.

Cheney Middle School was the site of a threat of violence that was found on a stall wall in one of the girls' bathrooms on Monday, Sept. 23.

According to Cheney Police Department Capt. Rick Beghtol, a sixth-grade girl found writing on the wall around 12:25 p.m. stating "Next school shooting 9/23 or 9/24," with the numbers 4/20 written beneath but scratched out. The latter is a reference to the April 20, 1999 shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado that left 13 people dead and 20 wounded.

Cheney Public Schools Superintendent Rob Roettger said officials immediately contacted the school...

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