UPDATE: South Tahoe Middle School student arrested after alleged threats to bring gun to school dance
March 9, 2018
The South Lake Tahoe Police Department arrested a South Tahoe Middle School student who allegedly made threats to bring a gun to a school dance on Friday, March 9.
According to a statement from SLTPD, the male student’s residence was searched, and no firearms were found at this time.
“Due to the nature of the threats, and the number of other students who were placed in fear by them, the male juvenile was arrested and booked into the El Dorado County Juvenile Treatment Center on Criminal Threats, a felony,” the release states.
Earlier version: District officials say threat will not interrupt Friday’s scheduled dance at South Tahoe Middle School
A South Tahoe Middle School student’s verbal threat to harm other students will not affect a school dance scheduled for Friday evening, March 9.
The threat was investigated by school administration and local law enforcement, and authorities have determined there is “no threat to students,” according to Lake Tahoe Unified School District public information officer Shannon Chandler.
The student will not be allowed on the school’s property at this time. Furthermore, law enforcement will be present at both the middle school and high school dances.
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"There is no cause for concern at the high school or middle school, but we want to provide an extra layer of comfort for families," said Chandler. "We're just hoping there's still a good turnout."
An email and voice message about the threat were sent to parents of district students around 3:30 p.m. Friday.
“We did want to get the message out to the whole community so parents can talk with their kids about how verbal comments have consequences," said Chandler.