ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - An Anchorage teenager was arrested early Wednesday when several students at East High School contacted authorities, stating that they had received threatening texts.
The teen, who was not named by the Anchorage Police Department, allegedly sent texts to several East High students displaying gun and knife emojis, the words "kill kill kill," and a statement that he would buy a gun.
According to police, though the teen sent those messages to East High students, he is not currently enrolled in classes, and listed as a "former" student.
Students reached out to School Resource Officers at East, who then went to the teen's home while APD went to the school.
The teen did not answer the door, and instead his mother was called at work, and asked to come home. She let officers in, who then took her son into custody and transported him to McLaughlin Youth Center.
"Charges were forwarded to the Department of Juvenile Justice," APD said in a statement, adding that it takes threats like these very seriously.