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Press release from the Neb. state patrol on the school threat arrest

Contact:  Deb Collins 402-479-4985
October 6, 2006  

Holt County Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested In School Threat Case

(Lincoln, NE)– A 41-year-old Holt County Sheriff’s Deputy has been arrested in connection with a telephone threat of violence against schools in several north-central Nebraska counties.  

A joint investigation between the Nebraska State Patrol, Rock and Holt County Sheriff’s Offices and the O’Neill Police Department led to the arrest of Ivan D. Young.  

Young, of Beatrice was taken into custody without incident at a Nebraska State Patrol area office in O’Neill, Thursday, October 5, 2006.    

The call placed on Wednesday, October 4, 2006, to a reporter at the Rock County Leader, indicated a shooting would take place at a school in Rock or Holt County.  

Following the call, numerous schools in both counties were placed in “lock-down” status or dismissed. 

Young has been employed as a part-time Deputy with the Holt County Sheriff’s Office since August of this year.  

The Holt County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Bruce Theye continue to cooperate with the investigation. 

He is being held in the Rock County jail on a charge of Terrorist Threats.

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