Police investigate threat made by Yukon High School student

Robyn Valdez
March 8, 2018

St. George police on Tuesday praised the students who immediately reported the backpack that had smoke coming from it, as well as the Washington County School District for previously practicing evacuations, leading to "a quick and seamless evacuation" of Pine View High on Monday.

Students from Pine View High School said that a student who was identified as the suspect was exhibiting unusual behavior during the incident.

Chief Stawinski of the Prince George's County Police Department wishes to update the community with the latest information regarding today's threat at Crossland High School. After a bomb-sniffing canine confirmed the explosive was real, bomb techs disarmed the device, which police said could have caused "significant injury or death".

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Someone had shredded the American flag that normally graced Hurricane High School's premises and replaced it with an ISIS-like flag.

Investigators searched the suspect's house in Hurricane, Utah, and allegedly found materials consistent with manufacturing a homemade explosive, officials said.

Police cleared the scene during that investigation and then received reports of shots fired in the area.

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The suspect was charged with manufacture, possession, sale, use or attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction prohibited, the department said. School leaders and team members acted swiftly to notify Campus Police and the Tulsa Police Department and evacuate all students from the building.

A Merced College student surrendered to police on February 25 after making unspecified threats on social media, police said, though his post mentioned the college. That teen was also arrested Tuesday.

Cynthia Brandt-Campagna, president of the Albert Einstein High School Parent-Teacher-Student Association, said all threats, even empty ones, generate fear and cost time and energy.

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"We have zero tolerance for this type of behavior, and we will not allow it in our schools", Sheriff Rick Staly said.

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