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New Anchorage school threat, this time on Snapchat, doesn’t specify a facility, ASD says

  • Author: Zaz Hollander
  • Updated: November 19, 2018
  • Published November 19, 2018

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A circulating Snapchat post is “threatening the safety of an unspecified school,” according to a message Monday morning from the Anchorage School District.

The Anchorage Police Department is investigating the threat and continuing to work closely with the district, the message says. “We will continue to do everything we can to insure the safety of students and will keep you updated when more information becomes available.”

The social media alert follows two weeks of graffiti threats on bathroom walls at several Anchorage high schools. No arrests have been announced.

Police are not discussing the details of the threats because of the ongoing investigation, APD spokesman MJ Thim said Monday.

“When there is a posed or perceived threat that involves our children, anxieties are understandably heightened,” Thim wrote in an email. “We cannot stress enough how seriously the department takes threats of any kind. Safety is our number one priority. We want to assure the community that we continue to thoroughly investigate each incident in cooperation with the Anchorage School District and will ensure that those responsible are held accountable."