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Officials: No threat to safety at Woodland after student comment

The Livingston County Sheriff's Office and Woodland school officials have determined a student doesn't pose a safety threat, following a comment made in a junior high school classroom Friday morning regarding guns.

The comment made by a junior high student to another student and a teacher pertained more specifically to guns being brought to school in connection with the Second Amendment, according to a letter issued by Woodland Superintendent Ryan McGuckin.
The district said it is fully cooperating with the Livingston County Sheriff's Office and the family of the student to ensure the school's safety and security, McGuckin said.
"Due to the events happening the past few weeks in Florida, we the administration felt it was in the best interest of the district, families, and community to be upfront about situations regarding violence in our schools," McGuckin said in reference to a mass shooting at a school in Parkland, Fla. "We do not mean to alarm anyone of the situation, but student and staff safety is our top priority here at Woodland and continually to be active communicators for the community is just as important."
School will resume Monday morning as regularly scheduled.
Anyone with information regarding the incident can call McGuckin at 815-672-5974 or the Livingston County Sheriff's Office at 815-844-0911.

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