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Buckeye PD makes arrest in school threat

Post Date:03/25/2019 10:46 am

On Sunday, March 24, 2019 about 8 p.m., the Buckeye Police Department received a report regarding threats made via Snapchat. Information received indicated a Snapchat post was circulating which showed an unknown subject holding a firearm with a message threatening to shoot people at Youngker High School the following day (Monday, March 25, 2019). This particular Snapchat was shared numerous times throughout the community, which prompted several calls for service to Buckeye PD.

An investigation was immediately conducted and the suspect who made the original Snapchat post and threat was identified. The suspect was contacted and arrested for posting the threat. The juvenile was later booked into Durango Juvenile Facility. The suspect admitted to creating the Snapchat and the threat. A BB gun used in the Snapchat post was recovered and taken as evidence in the case.

During this investigation, Buckeye PD was in contact with Youngker High School staff and School Resource Officer and there is no current threat to Youngker High School.

We appreciate the community bringing this information to our attention. The safety of our students, staff and the entire community is our number one priority. 

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