JUNEAU – Juneau Police Department was called to Dodgeland School Wednesday after a parent reported a threat against the school to the administration.

According to Juneau Police Chief David Beal, a parent reported the perceived threat to the school. The threat involved weapons and was not made by a student or parent.

Beal said that due to school policy, law enforcement was contacted and investigated the threat, ultimately finding that there was no actual danger. In the process of investigating, he said, officers did increase visibility in the area.

A letter was sent out to parents, as well.

Beal said that the school has a plan for when threats are made and that plan worked extremely well. He said one of the major reasons everything worked so well was because all of the involved departments and people had planned and practiced, and had a good working relationship. He said that group included the Juneau community, surrounding communities, the sheriff’s department and the school district.

According to Beal, pre-planning, training and cooperation with all of the agencies were paramount in the success of the operation.

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