Carson Valley Middle School student threatens to take gun to school
A boy allegedly made threats on Thursday that he was taking a gun to Carson Valley Middle School on Friday to “shoot up the school,” according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
At about 7 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office received a report from a parent in the Indian Hills area whose child had received the threat in the form of text message from another child.
Deputies worked with Douglas County Sheriff’s School Resource Officers and the Douglas County School District to identify the phone from which the threats were sent. With the assistance of the Douglas County Communications dispatchers, deputies traced that phone to a home in Chichester Estates.
Deputies arrived at that residence at about 8:30 p.m. and located a 12-year-old male student, who possessed the phone that had sent the threatening message. He admitted he sent the message but claimed he was not serious.
The juvenile was arrested for harassment and threatening to use a firearm at a school and turned over to the custody of Douglas County Juvenile Probation.
The only weapons recovered at the boy’s residence were a BB gun and two knives. There was no evidence he ever had a firearm or access to firearms.
The event was an isolated incident only involving the one suspect, according to the Sheriff’s Office. There is no evidence or information to indicate any other threat or danger exists.