A juvenile has been arrested on a charge of making a terroristic threat that was to be carried out on a student on the grounds of West Valley High School, according to information from Alaska State Troopers and the Fairbanks school district.
At 2:26 p.m. on Sunday, troopers received notice of a possible threat that was going to occur at a local school this week, according to a troopers news release. Snapchat, a messaging app, was used to post the threat, according to troopers spokesman Tim DeSpain.
The juvenile was subsequently arrested and taken to the Fairbanks Youth Facility. No further information was released about the juvenile's identity or the nature of the threat.
On Tuesday, West Valley High School Principal Sarah Gillam sent a letter to families regarding the situation.
"On Sunday, West Valley administration was contacted by Alaska State Troopers regarding a potential threat to a student that could occur on school grounds disclosed on social media over the weekend. AST advised administration that they were planning to make contact with the suspect and then later advised that the suspect was taken into custody," Gillam wrote.
Gillam thanked the troopers and local agencies involved and encouraged West Valley families with questions to call her office.
The trooper news release indicates the FBI, Fairbanks Police Department and Fairbanks North Star Borough School District assisted with the investigation.
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