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SIOUX CITY -- A written graffiti threat was found in a bathroom at North High School, but authorities determined it was not a credible threat, so there was no need to alter classes the following morning.

Sioux City School District Spokeswoman Mandie Mayo in a statement to the Journal said North school officials were made aware of "a graffiti statement written in a threatening nature on a bathroom stall" on Wednesday after school.

"Officials were able to assess the threat very quickly and determine that it was not credible," Mayo said Friday.

Mayo said federal privacy law prevents the district from addressing any information regarding a student’s involvement in the incident.

"What I can say is any time a threat is made, the whole district follows the same set of student conduct policies. Based on the student conduct policies and guidelines, appropriate discipline measures are imposed on any student involved in misconduct," Mayo said.

An inquiry with the Sioux City Police Department midday Friday was not immediately returned.


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