Twin Falls schools and law enforcement work together to manage school threats

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) On Tuesday, Idaho parents became alarmed when they found a state-wide threat against schools, turned out to be a hoax.

KMVT talked to Brady Dickinson, the Twin Falls Superintendent to see how they prepare for threats that are dangerous.

"The first thing we do is to ensure that our buildings are secure, and then we work closely with law enforcement on any threat that comes in," Dickinson said. "Immediately we are in contact with law enforcement and work side by side to determine the level of the threat."

Dickson also said relationships with students are a key in preventing dangerous situations.

"Within the schools is obviously our main concern," Dickinson said. "With kids it's about having relationships and making sure they report things when there are concerns."

Twin Fall's schools make sure students have a trained listening ear, when students need help.

"Having open lines of communications with kids, having our counselors in tune, and having staff trained for how to deal with kids in crisis is really important," Dickinson said.

Twin Fall's schools have the resources they need to prevent a crisis, Dickinson explained.

"What I would say to parents is we should feel really lucky. We have safe and secure schools," he said.