The department revealed that they opened an investigation after receiving calls reporting that a student had posted images of guns in a store gun case on Wednesday morning and then, in a social media post “the student made a threatening warning about not to attend school today (Wednesday)”
Several of his fellow students saw the post and reported it to APD. “Officers with the Patrol Division and School Resource Officers were notified,” police say and coordination was set up with the Anchorage School District and officers responded to the youth’s residence and interviewed the student. Following the interview, it was determined that there was no imminent threat.
But, even though there was no danger to school students, officers placed the youth under arrest and transported him to the McLaughlin Youth Center and forwarded charges to the Department of Juvenile Justice.
Police say that even though there was no active threat to the school or students, the threat was enough to warrant charges.