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CLEAR LAKE | Officials have determined a potential shooting threat at Clear Lake High School was not a credible threat.

The possible threat occurred at the end of the day on Wednesday, according to Clear Lake Superintendent Doug Gee.

Some students were talking in the school and a student made a comment,” Gee told the Globe Gazette Friday. “This was just a comment, not a threat.”

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The possible threat was reported by another student.

In an email sent to parents and guardians Thursday, Clear Lake High School Principal Chris Murphy said the conversation involved a shooting at the school.

“Yesterday, we were made aware that there was a message sent to kids about a potential threat to our school building,” Murphy said in the email. “After investigating this situation, we discovered students were engaged in an inappropriate conversation about a shooting at the school.”

Gee said the Clear Lake Police Department was contacted, and the department, along with school officials, determined that it was not a credible threat.

Any time we investigate a possible threat we contact the Clear Lake Police Department and they help us with the investigation,” Gee said.  

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Gee added that disciplinary action was taken.

“Please understand that we will hold all students who made contributions to this conversation involved in this situation accountable for their actions,” Murphy said in the email.

Gee said the district sent out an email as soon as the correct information based on their investigation was available.

“Please have a conversation with your students to make sure they continue to report to us any suspicious activity, so we can continue to provide a safe environment to learn in,” Murphy said his email to parents. “I do apologize for causing any uneasiness regarding this matter and for not communicating last night about this. Student safety is always our No. 1 concern in our building.”

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