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Alleged gun threat reported at a Marana elementary school

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Posted at 6:42 AM, Jan 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-09 08:42:54-05

TUCSON, Ariz. -- DeGrazia Elementary School in Marana will start at its normal time Wednesday morning, after a student made threat on Tuesday.

Marana Unified School District says a student allegedly said they planned to "bring a gun and shoot up the school."

Pima County Sheriff's Deputies were immediately contacted, and they investigated the situation before arresting a student. The school principal also sent a letter to parents notifying them about the threat and quick response by PCSD.

School officials say safety is a priority and there is no longer a safety concern.