Global

17-year-old boy arrested in Lawrence County, Ky. school shooting threat

17-year-old boy arrested in Lawrence County, Ky. school shooting threat

The police is now investigating a threat of violence against Rio Rancho High School, New Mexico, made Tuesday.

A 15-year-old student, who is not named due to his age, was interviewed and transported to a local hospital for evaluation, police say.

"At this point in the investigation, there are no concerns and no threat to public safety".

"The police believe that this social media posting was part of a chain of rumors circulating throughout Dauphin County schools and other districts in surrounding counties", Johnson wrote.

Wilson commended students for reporting the incidents, adding that those making "jokes" need to understand the severe impact they're having on a rattled group of school-goers following the recent fatal shooting.

The student is facing felony charges for possessing a firearm in a prohibited place, police said.

Officers did not find a gun, but the student was charged with making a terroristic threat.

He said the threat was made at the start of the school day.

"We do have a high absentee rate today", Williams Valley Superintendent Diane M. Niederriter said. Lawrence police are investigating.

Tuesday, additional security measures were taken at Volcano Vista after a threat online that ended up being for another school in West Virginia. Our first line of defense is our students, staff and parents. "They're all scared to come to school". Since then, he had posted a Snapchat image of inside his former High School with a caption that read "school shooter".

DiBenedetto said it was his understanding that the student is "at least" 17 years old. Officers will increase their patrols outside the school, which does not have a regularly assigned officer.

"Late Monday afternoon the Williams Valley administration was made aware of a threatening message that was being shared on social media concerning a potential incident that may involve our school".