19-year-old arrested for making 'criminal threats' towards high school student

19-year-old arrested for making 'criminal threats' towards high school student

19-year-old arrested for making 'criminal threats' towards high school student

The latest incident occurred Monday at Pine View High School in southwestern Utah, when an alert student noticed a backpack emitting smoke in a common area.

Hudson Junior/Senior High School was locked down for more than two hours Tuesday after officials found a written bomb threat in the school, police said.

Police on Thursday investigated a bomb threat at Albert Einstein High School in Kensington. They also allegedly uncovered evidence that the juvenile male, whose name has not been released, had researched information about ISIS and expressed interest in promoting the terrorist group. They described the homemade bomb as having enough potential to cause serious injury or death.

The suspect is also believed to have replaced the high school's flag with an ISIS flag on February 14, the same day that the school shooting in Florida left 17 dead, reported the Deseret News.

A male high school student has been arrested for manufacturing, possessing, and attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction after Pine View High students spotted a "suspicious backpack" on campus. Parents should also remind their children that all threats will be investigated, even those meant as jokes, police said.

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Police searched the boy's home and said they found materials consistent with making a bomb.

The police department said the officer acted quickly, though, and thanked the officer and the program that funds officers in schools.

UPDATE (3/6/2018): Police arrested Bogi Maxwell, 18, for the shooting. The school has about 500 students in a town of fewer than 8,000 residents. "With everyone's help, we can continue to keep our school a safe and effective place to learn". "Threats against schools are treated very seriously and students who are determined to have made such threats face consequences through our school's code of conduct, as well as potential legal consequences".

Students are taken into custody after threatening to "shoot up the school" in Warren County.

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