A sixth-grade student at Huachuca Mountain Elementary School has been referred by Sierra Vista Police after several students reported seeing a threat on Snapchat late this morning.
The 6th grader is accused of disrupting an educational facility.
According to Sierra Vista Police, four students reported to the school principal that they had seen another student post a threat on Snapchat. In that post, the student claimed to be planning to pull a fire alarm and then start shooting up the school.
The student was quickly identified and removed from class while the school was placed on lockdown. Police were notified and secured the school. No weapon was found. Once it was determined there was no threat, the school returned to normal business shortly after 12:30 p.m.
“The school followed the ALICE training to the letter, which helped quickly contain the situation and bring it to a rapid resolution,” said Cpl. Scott Borgstadt, SVPD public information officer. “We’re fortunate today’s incident only involved a threat and we appreciate the immediate response from staff and students to ensure everyone stayed safe.”