Threats are being taken seriously in the wake of the school shooting in Florida. We have had several teenagers arrested lately in the area for making threats against our schools. Yesterday, Amarillo Police were investigating a threat made towards Austin Middle School.

Yesterday, the APD School Liaison officers were made aware of a threat making it's way around Snapchat and other social media about a school shooting at Austin Middle School. The in turn started investigating to find the source and to determine if there was an immediate danger.

Officers were able to find a male who was involved in making the threat. They also determined that the juvenile did not have the means to carry out the threat. They detained him and placed him in the Youth Center of the High Plains.

AISD did communicate to parents of students about the incident. APD will have more presence at the school today.

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