Authorities Prevent High School Shooting, Leaving Possible Victims Extremely Grateful
Skyview High School in Nampa, Idaho faced a mass shooting threat planned for April 18th.
A note was written on the bathroom wall of school property:
"School will be shot up at 4-18-17 at 10:24 a.m. There will be a gang of 17 students doing this. They will target all the teachers and administrators first, then they will kill the students one by one. If you want to survive...stay home."
Staff, students, and parents were terrified resulting in over 1,000 students heading the suspect’s warning and not attending school that day.
Originally, it was unsure whether this was a legitimate threat or just an act to frighten the school community. However, Nampa Police Department charged two male teenagers on Tuesday who are believed to be related to this criminal action.
Idaho local news sources reported that one of the teens was charged with possession of a firearm after it was discovered at his home, raising concerns that this could have been a legitimate threat.
Police are still investigating the threat to determine if there are any other connections. The school officer stated:
“The safety of students and staff is our number one priority. We will not tolerate threats, whether made directly, through social media, anonymously or threats made as a hoax. Threatening violence against schools is a violation of the law and persons found responsible will be charged and prosecuted.”
The community is very grateful for authorities’ quick responses, preventing this possible school shooting.
Please join us in praying for those involved! Thank you!
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