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Student arrested after threat to Mountain View High School

Posted at 8:38 AM, Mar 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-09 17:16:30-05

Pima County Sheriffs arrested a Mountain View High School student Friday following an investigation of a possible threat to the school.

According to a press release from PCSD, deputies responded to reports of a threat circulating on social media Thursday night claiming there would be a shooting at the school Friday.

Detectives say the threat contained a picture showing a faceless man with a gun in his waistband and the phrase "Don't come to school tomorrow."

The investigation revealed that the picture used in the post was an old picture from a separate incident. PCSD says the student wanted to create an excuse for not going to school today.

School Resource Officers have charged the student with threats and intimidation.

Mountain View High School released the following statement Friday:

After a comprehensive investigation, in collaboration with Mountain View High School administration, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department has identified the source of the social media threat and determined that there is no threat against Mountain View High School.  Their investigation did result in an arrest of a student.
Mountain View High School and the Marana Unified School District are again requesting parents to work with us in stressing to children the seriousness of making threats. Law Enforcement agencies and the Marana Unified School District take safety concerns and threats very seriously. There are school and legal consequences for those who make threats to schools, staff and students. Even the act of repeating or reposting a threat or possible threat may result in that individual facing school, state or federal consequences and legal prosecution.