The Flagstaff Police Department is reporting that a middle school student at Mount Elden Middle School may face charges after posting a threat to the social media site Snapchat.
At around 11 a.m. Thursday, police received a call of a threat to shoot up a school posted to Snapchat. The police dispatch center notified all Flagstaff schools of the threat, because it was unknown which school was being threatened. A couple of schools did choose to go into lockout status. This means that the schools lock all outside doors but student and staff are able to circulate around the school normally.
According to police, investigators were able to trace the post to a particular student at Mount Elden Middle School. The student was interviewed by investigators and released to a parent.
According to police, the student's belongings were searched and no weapons were found. A K-9 officer also searched the school and found nothing. Officers will continue have a presence at the school today.
Noon: Flagstaff Unified School District schools have come out of a lockout situation after threats were made, according to FUSD District Relations Coordinator Karin Eberhard. She said one school was still under observation but did not have details as to which school or what the threats were.