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UPDATE: Mug shot released of student accused of making threats

Posted at 10:12 PM, Oct 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-05 17:47:54-04

UPDATE OCT. 5: Centennial High School principal is reporting an arrest has been made.

The Clark County School District released this statement on Thursday afternoon:

The Clark County School District (CCSD) Police Department and local law enforcement investigated threats circulating on social media yesterday, and they have one person in custody who was arrested overnight. It appears some individuals are copying nonspecific social media threats that have been made nationally or internationally as a hoax.

CCSD officials, working with local law enforcement, determined there was no credible threat at schools today. CCSD thanks law enforcement for working hard every day to ensure our schools are safe.

The public is reminded that all threats made against schools are turned over to School Police for investigation, and they work diligently with local law enforcement to track down the perpetrators of the threats. Making threats against a school is a serious crime.

The suspect was identified as 18-year-old Toni Strickland from Centennial High School. CCSD officials say that there was no clear motive other than "bad judgment."

Law enforcement received about 300 phone calls regarding the threats.

ORIGINAL STORY: Clark County School District officials are investigating a threatening message circulating online this week.

In a Facebook post late Wednesday, officials said they are aware of "an unsubstantiated threat" circulating online and that they are working with law enforcement to investigate.

They said it also appears similar threats have been made in at least five other states:

"CCSD parents and students: Some of you have reached out to us about an unsubstantiated threat that has been circulating online about a possible school shooting this week. We are working with our local law enforcement partners to investigate this threat. It appears similar threats have been made in five other states. At face value, we don’t believe the threat to be credible. However, the investigation is ongoing and we are working with our local partners to expedite the investigation. It is already a difficult time for our community -- thank you for your patience and support."

At least one parent told KTNV their student in another school district also reported a similar message being circulated.