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CCSD students, staff and parents hope arrest will end school threats

Posted: 6:06 PM, Feb 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-12 02:25:18Z

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Basic and Chaparral High School received the threats school staff and school police have not been able to determine the source.

One of the post 13 Action News received reads:

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A juvenile from Basic High School has since been taken into custody and charged with making terroristic threats, but it is unclear if the minor arrested also created the Instagram post.

CCSD Police told 13 Action News they provided extra patrol cars Monday as a precaution and said Las Vegas Metro would also join in cruising around as well.

The viral post around Chapparal High School has since been deleted, and students like 17-year-old Valeria Ibarra said it's not uncommon for her school to receive threats.

"Some people were scared; some were taking it as a joke... The threat was more in details than the other one, I was just concerned," Ibarra said.

Ibarra said she received a phone call Monday morning before she left to school that her principle let her and her classmates know they are investigating the threat and everything is fine.

A mom picking up her child from school Monday is asking, "where are the parents to these kids?

CCSD Superintendent, Jesus Jara said he wants parents or guardians to follow up with their children and if they see something, say something.

"You got to make sure you follow up and have conversations with your kids because we have to take them seriously to make sure that our children are safe," Jara said.

The district said children are facing adult issues that need to be addressed and as parents or guardians, adults need to let them cope and find ways to help them.

Jara credits anonymous students who came forward to report the threats made.