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APD: Student arrested after threat toward Anchorage high school

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: May 16, 2018
  • Published May 16, 2018

A Dimond High School student who became unruly on a school bus Tuesday was arrested Wednesday morning over a threat to "shoot up the school," police said.

"Officers determined there was never an imminent threat to the school, however, the threat itself warranted charges," an Anchorage Police Department statement said.

On Tuesday afternoon, the student became agitated and made a threat to "shoot up" Dimond High School as he got off the school bus, according to police. The bus driver had addressed the student's "unruly" behavior, police said.

The driver told Anchorage School District officials, who then contacted police. Officers interviewed the student and found "no active threat" to the school, police said.

On Wednesday morning, the student's parents escorted him to school, where he was questioned by school resource officers, police said.

After that, the student was arrested and charges were forwarded to the Division of Juvenile Justice, police said.

Police declined to say what the student had been charged with.

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