12-year-old Alaskan student allegedly threatens to bring gun to school

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NINILCHIK, Alaska (KTUU) - A 12-year-old boy in Ninilchik was taken into custody by troopers after an investigation alleges he threatened to bring a gun to school this week.

Following the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida that claimed the lives of 17, many schools around the country have been on high alert regarding similar threats.

According to the Alaska State Troopers, a "concerned parent" reported to them on Feb. 20 that a student had been "making threats toward the Ninilchik School."

Authorities with AST out of Anchor Point and Soldotna followed up on the tip, and found that a student had "repeatedly made threatening statements about the school and that he was going to bring a gun to school."

The boy was then taken into custody and remanded at the Kenai Youth Facility. The investigation is ongoing as to how realistic or planned out any threats really were, however the response regardless of seriousness displayed very little tolerance for similar threats.

Troopers said this was " to ensure the safety of the school, students, and staff."