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12/21/2012 06:12 pm ET Updated Feb 20, 2013

Alaska Student Arrested for Alleged School Shooting Threats

Following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut on Dec. 14, Anchorage Police Chief Mark Mew said that the most important thing that someone can do if they suspect someone might be a threat to students or schools is to report it. Police said Friday that's exactly what one out-of-state youth did when he heard an Anchorage student talking about plans to shoot up East High School during an online video gaming session.

According to a statement from Anita Shell, spokesperson for the Anchorage Police Department, a 15-year-old male student of the Anchorage School District was playing video games online with two out-of-state partners when he made the alleged threat. One of the other players alerted his parents, who in turn called the school principal and relayed the threat.

APD and school district officials launched a joint investigation into the alleged threat ...

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