Tucson High and Mountain View High Dealing With Threats This Morning

A 16 year old has been arrested for allegedly making a threat against Tucson Magnet High School Friday morning. The threat ultimately wasn't deemed credible, but the whole situation is very scary!

According to TPD Sgt. Pete Dugan, the threat was sent via text message from a teen who does not attend the school to another teen.

TUSD sent out this message to families of students at Tucson High:

Good morning Tucson High Family. We want to let you know that just after midnight, we learned of a social media threat regarding the school. Tucson Police and TUSD School Safety investigated and found that the threat was not credible and was made by a student from a non TUSD school. Law enforcement has the student in custody. School will continue normally at Tucson High today. As part of normal protocol, School Safety officers will be on campus.

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Additionally, Mountain View High School are getting an increased Sheriff's presence on campus today because of a threatening image circulating social media.

The image showed a gun with the words, "Don't Come To School Tomorrow."

Principal Todd Garelick sent this message to families of studients:

To Mountain View High School Parents/Guardians,Early this morning we worked with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department regarding an image  circulating on social media showing a gun with the words “Don’t come to school tomorrow”.

School Administration and the Pima County Sheriff’s Department are working closely together on this investigation. Initial findings indicate that this is an image that continues to be recirculated on various social media channels.

In response to the ongoing investigation, Pima County Sheriff’s Department will have increased law enforcement presence on campus today.

If you have any additional information related to this investigation, please contact 9-1-1.

We will continue to take every step possible to ensure student safety on our campuses. This includes taking every action necessary to vet out every report, including those that may seem benign. Each step we take will be based on information and facts as they are gathered through the investigative process.

We will provide more information to you as it becomes available.

Thank you for your ongoing support of our students, staff, and school.

Todd Garelick
Mountain View High School

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