Service High student arrested after fellow student reports threat
The Anchorage School District and the Anchorage Police Department both announced the arrest of a Service High School student Tuesday, which they said was prompted by another student's report.
School officials said in an emailed statement Tuesday afternoon that the administration at Service was made aware of the threat Tuesday.
"Administration learned today that yesterday a student became emotionally upset and was overheard by another student stating that he felt like stabbing someone," Service High principal Frank Hauser wrote in an email to parents Tuesday.
APD's news release the same afternoon described the events Tuesday morning:
"School Resource Officers met the suspect student when he arrived at school this morning and took him into custody. After interviewing the student, he was arrested and charges were forwarded to the Department of Juvenile Justice. No weapons were found on the suspect."
Both the school and police stressed the takeaway from the incident was that the reporting student spoke up when they heard the potential threat.
Hauser stated in the email to parents that "safety of your students and open communication with parents are my top priorities." The school has taken appropriate disciplinary actions, he wrote.
Correction: An earlier version of this story had a headline that inferred multiple students reported the threat. It also stated the school was made aware of the threat on Monday, but it was Tuesday when they learned of the threat.
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