Elkhorn South student pleads not guilty

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ELKHORN, Neb. -- A 17-year-old student of Elkhorn South High School pleaded not guilty to making terroristic threats in court Tuesday.

School officials told our sister station WOWT 6 News on Monday that an Elkhorn South student reported to a teacher they had seen a threatening message written in a classmate's notebook. A Douglas County School Resource Officer immediately retrieved the student and the notebook.

Deputies were called to investigate the threatening message. According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, the student was taken into custody and booked in Douglas County Youth Corrections for five counts of Terroristic Threats.

Principal Mark Kalvoda said the student has been removed from ESHS and said Elkhorn Public Schools takes all threats seriously.

Kalvoda said at no time did school officials feel that students were in immediate danger. They encourage that students report all threats to school or law enforcement officials.

An additional pre-trial hearing is scheduled for March.