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South Summit High deemed safe, armed man acting 'erratically' in custody

South Summit High School
South Summit School District
South Summit High School

Summit County deputies cleared the high school in Kamas where students were out on spring break. No threats were found.

Deputies with the Summit County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call about an alleged threat at South Summit High School at about 7:30 a.m. Monday to find an upset man with a rifle yelling outside.

Sheriff's Sgt. Felicia Sotelo said the man with the gun was also the 911 caller and told deputies he believed a bomb may be inside the school.

“He immediately put his firearm away and was safely taken into custody,” Sotelo said. “He was escorted to the hospital to get the help that he needs.”

She said no bomb was found during a search of the school and no one was injured.

South Summit students are on spring break, and limited staff were at the high school the morning of April 1.

“South Summit High School followed their protocol for these types of incidents, and we're very appreciative for them acting so quickly,” Sotelo said.

During the investigation, the school was locked down with no one allowed in or out. The Summit County Sheriff’s Office gave the “all clear” around 9 a.m.

Authorities have not released the man’s identity but said he is not a Summit County resident.