Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

October 2, 2023
After school hours, student reports seeing man with handgun at Grantsville High School

No shots fired. Nothing suspicious found. Police completed search. 

UPDATE: Police completed their search of the school. Nothing suspicious was found. Nobody was found to question. School will continue as normal tomorrow (Tuesday). Counselors will be available for students who want to talk.

Grantsville High School Police conducted an investigation on the evening of Monday, Oct. 2 after a student said they observed an individual entering the school with a handgun.

The incident occurred after school hours at 4:07 p.m., according to Lieut. Jeffery Watson, public information officer at the Grantsville Police Department.

A female student made contact with the football coach and told him she believed she saw a male enter the school with a handgun, according to Watson.

During the incident, students and teachers in the school weren’t placed on lockdown, according to Bret Valdez, communications director at the Tooele County School District.

Officers responded to the school and immediately began searching each room and the area and reviewing security footage. No shots have been fired.

As of 5:15 p.m. Monday evening nothing suspicious has been found, according to Watson. Officers are currently looking from room to room to continue to verify there is no threat.

The school was evacuated and students were allowed to go home with their parents, Watson said.

Tim Gillie

Editor at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Tim has been writing for the Transcript Bulletin since October 2017. In February 2019 he was named as editor. In addition to being editor, Tim continues to write about Tooele County government, education, business, real estate, housing, politics and the state Legislature.A native of Washington state and a graduate of Central Washington University, Tim became a journalist after a 20 year career with the Boy Scouts of America.

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