Crime & Courts

Troopers: Fairbanks teen online threatened to shoot classmates

A 19-year-old from Fairbanks has been charged with terroristic threatening after posting online about shooting classmates.

Staff at West Valley High School told Alaska State Troopers in Fairbanks they discovered the post on the student's Twitter account Thursday morning, according to an online trooper dispatch.

An investigation determined Nickholas Palacio posted about shooting classmates, troopers said.

"Don't come to school Friday about to shoot this class up," part of the post reads.

"Palacio was not in possession of any firearms during the incident," according to the dispatch.

Troopers arrested Palacio without incident and took him to Fairbanks Correctional Center on the charge of terroristic threatening in the second degree, with no bail set.

Palacio is set to make an initial court appearance on Friday in Fairbanks.

Jerzy Shedlock

Jerzy Shedlock is a former reporter for Alaska Dispatch News. He left the ADN in 2017.