UPDATE: Parent arrested following threat at G.I. Barr Middle School

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 GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — Barr Middle School was placed on lockout this morning after an alleged threat was made by a community member toward a staff member.

Grand Island Police said a parent was arrested around 11 a.m.

Capt. Jim Duering said Ceverino Rogue was upset with the way his child was disciplined and made threats towards a staff member.

When the threat was received, the Grand Island Public Schools (GIPS) said they contacted local emergency response officials and ordered that the school implement security procedures.

The Grand Island Police Department immediately began a threat assessment.

GIPS said that while the vast majority of school threats don’t involve criminal charges, we believe that it is appropriate to always notify public safety officials and conduct a thorough scan of the grounds and facility whenever a threat is received.

GIPS said all threats to their schools or students are taken seriously and investigated thoroughly.

GIPS continues to work with Grand Island police as it completes its threat assessment.

Barr Middle School remains in lockout mode as of 10 a.m.

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