Lovell Students Expelled for Threats
Written by Andrew-Rossi on March 20, 2018
Two students were expelled from the Lovell schools last Monday after they made threats of violence on social media.
On Monday, March 12th, the Lovell School board voted to expel one student from Lovell Middle School and one from the Lovell High School for one full school year for, quote, “posting violent threats geared toward their classmates on social media,” endquote. That’s according to the Lovell Chronicle.
School superintendent Rick Woodford praised the collaboration between the Lovell Police Department and the Big Horn County Sheriff’s office during the incident, noting that there were two deputies in every building after the threats were made, and pointing out that the police department did a good job investigating the case.
The Chronicle reports that the two boys were arrested on February 22nd after making what were labeled “terroristic threats” on Instagram. They appeared before a judge and were immediately taken to a detention facility.