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Service High student arrested over stabbing threat, officials say

A Service High School student was arrested Tuesday after he reportedly made a comment about stabbing someone, police and the Anchorage School District said.

Frank Hauser, the principal at Service High School, said in an email to parents that the boy had become “emotionally upset and was overheard by another student stating that he felt like stabbing someone.”

Anchorage police said in an alert said that the student had heard the boy say he was “going to stab someone,” and that student told their parents, who called police. A patrol officer responded to their residence around 6:36 p.m. Monday, police said.

It was not immediately clear what the student was upset about. That’s still under investigation, as is the question of whether the threat was directed at anyone in particular, said MJ Thim, a spokesman for the Anchorage Police Department.

“At this point we don’t have any information that it was directed at a specific person,” Thim said.

School resource officers met the boy when he arrived at school Tuesday morning and took him into custody, police said. He was arrested after being interviewed, and charges have been forwarded to the Department of Juvenile Justice.

Police do not make specific charges public unless the juvenile is charged as an adult, Thim said.

The student who made the alleged threat didn’t have any weapons with him when officers arrested him, police said.

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