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Student arrested after verbally threatening East Anchorage charter school

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: April 25, 2019
  • Published April 25, 2019

A student was arrested after allegedly making verbal threats directed at an East Anchorage charter school Wednesday, police said in a Thursday alert.

Someone called the Anchorage Police Department around 4 p.m. Wednesday to report that they’d heard a student making a threat against Hiland Academy Charter School, which teaches students between sixth and 12th grade, Anchorage Police spokesman MJ Thim said.

The caller said the student was at school when he made the threat, Thim said.

School resource officers found the student accused of making the threat, questioned him and arrested him, police said. Thim said he didn’t have information about whether the arrest happened the same day the report was received.

No details were immediately available about the substance of the threat.

Charges were forwarded to the Department of Juvenile Justice, according to police. Police said no weapons were found.