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Las Vegas student arrested after ‘terroristic threat’

A 15-year-old student at Desert Oasis High School in Las Vegas was arrested on Thursday morning after another student overheard him making terroristic threats, according to Clark County School District police.

The student was overheard making comments about causing violence to the staff and students, said Sgt. Bryan Zink. Another student reported the comments to staff, who reported it to school police.

The juvenile was taken into custody and booked into the Juvenile Detention Center.

Several firearms were also removed from the home of the boy’s family and booked into the evidence vault for safekeeping, Zink said.

In 2016, police arrested another Desert Oasis student for making terroristic threats that involved plans for a mass shooting at the school. Police received that tip from students and a parent in Arizona who overheard the child video-chatting with students in Las Vegas.

Contact Amelia Pak-Harvey at apak-harvey@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-4630. Follow @AmeliaPakHarvey on Twitter.

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