A written threat was found at Valley Middle School and immediate action was taken by administration and the Grand Forks Police Department to investigate, according to Tracy Jentz, communications and community engagement coordinator for Grand Forks Public Schools.

The message was apparently discovered Tuesday, Nov. 16.

“Through the investigation, the individual who authored the threat was identified,” Jentz said in an email sent in response to a Herald inquiry late Tuesday afternoon. “Everyone is safe. That is all the information that I have.”

The Herald received information Tuesday that a caller to WDAY said that the message was allegedly a shooting threat, written on the walls of the school, and that apparently “something would happen tomorrow.”

The caller identified as a grandparent of a Valley student “and that’s how he heard about it.” The caller noted that, "They got the guy.”

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Responding to an inquiry from the Herald by phone Tuesday afternoon, the school’s principal, Todd Selk, said he could not comment on the matter and that, as directed by his supervisors and according to established school district protocol, he was advised to send all news media questions to Jentz.

It is unclear if the school district administration will release more information on this matter Wednesday, Nov. 17.