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Las Vegas Teen Arrested After Making Threats to Multiple CCSD Schools

by Michelle Trajtman, Reporter

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On Wednesday night, Oct. 5, the police department and school officers received hundreds of phone calls from concerned students and parents after a screenshot threatening to shoot up multiple schools went around on.

The screenshot of the text conversation read “We shooting up your school tomorrow no one safe,” which was automatically taken as a threat.

CCSD officials responded immediately, reassuring the safety of students. In a video posted by the  district, they addressed the multiple threats made to multiple schools in the area.

“School police personnel diligently followed every available lead throughout the night, resulting in the arrest of 18 year old student of Centennial High School,” school police Capt. Ken Young said in the video.

After the rough week Las Vegas had, this threat was taken very seriously. Investigators worked to trace the image down, leading to the arrest of student, Toni Strickland. She is now facing charges for making a terroristic threat to the school. CCSD also explained that similar threats appeared to be made in five other states.

Despite an arrest being made, students from Palo Verde expressed their feelings regarding the shooting.

“I feel more safe at school than I do anywhere else,” said Sophomore Emma Dooher. She then went on to say she felt Palo Verde would’ve been prepared if there had been an actual shooting.

Other students didn’t even believe in the threat and thought it was a joke.

“I wasn’t surprised really, this has happened before a couple years ago, but I didn’t take it seriously because nothing ever happens,” Junior Saad Amir said.

The threats made by the student brought out different reactions from people, but overall proved how safety is a priority for CCSD.

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