LAKE HAVASU CITY–A 15-year-old student of Lake Havasu City High School was arrested by law enforcement officials Thursday morning for reportedly threatening to “shoot up the school”.
Police spokesman Sgt. Tom Gray said his agency was contacted by the Michigan State Police after receiving information about a possible threat at Lake Havasu City High School.
Gray said the student allegedly left a message on his step-father’s phone in Michigan that said, “I am going to shoot up your step-son’s school.” The voice was reportedly disguised, however, the step-father recognized the voice as being his step-son’s.
The father immediately called the Michigan State Police, who than reached out to the Lake Havasu City Police Department.
Gray said officers with his agency began investigating the threat and school administrators were notified of the situation.
As a result of the investigation, said Gray, the male juvenile student was arrested at his residence Thursday morning around 7 a.m. for making the threat.
The student did not have any firearms and did not have an actual plan to follow through on the threat, said Gray.
The Lake Havasu City Police Department would like to remind all individuals to be responsible with comments made or pictures posted on social media as it relates to threats of any kind involving any institution. A comment or post intended as a joke can potentially be considered a threat. This is a violation of the law and an investigation can lead to the arrest of those responsible or involved. The Lake Havasu City Police Department will take all reported threats seriously and fully investigate any alleged incidents.