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Tortolita Middle School threat investigated, deemed not credible

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Posted at 7:23 AM, Mar 29, 2023

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Pima County Sheriff's deputies investigated a threat to Tortolita Middle School Tuesday.

According to a letter sent to parents, a student threatened the school. When questioned, the student said the threat was a joke.

PCSD said the threat was not credible.

Tortolita school administration said the student would be disciplined.


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