Crime & Courts

Anchorage high school student facing criminal charges over threats, police say

A Service High School student is facing charges after they made threats about having a bomb at school this week, Anchorage police said.

A staff member reported to school resource officers around 10 a.m. Friday that a student had made threats the night before on social media, police said.

The student admitted to creating and posting the threatening photo, but there were no additional steps taken after that, police said. There were no bombs found at the school, they said.

Classes were not disrupted as a result of the threat, the Anchorage School District told parents in a message sent Friday afternoon.

Charges were forwarded to the Division of Juvenile Justice, police said.

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Tess Williams

Tess Williams is a reporter for the Anchorage Daily News, focusing on breaking news and public safety. Before joining the ADN in 2019, she was a reporter for the Grand Forks Herald in North Dakota and previously helped cover the Nebraska Legislature for The Associated Press. Contact her at