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Desert Oasis HS student arrested for terroristic threats

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Posted at 1:35 PM, Mar 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-15 12:23:20-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A 15-year-old student at Desert Oasis High School was arrested Thursday morning.

According to the Clark County School District Police Department, he was overheard by another student making threats.

The student who overheard the threats contacted school staff, who then called school police.

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The student was arrested shortly before 8:30 a.m. by school police. Several firearms were then discovered at the student's home.

The following message was sent to parents:

This is Kelly O’Rourke, principal at Desert Oasis High School. Providing a safe, positive learning environment for our students is our number one priority, and I want to keep you informed of important issues happening within our school community. A student has been arrested for making terroristic threats against our school. School Police were contacted immediately and investigated, leading to the arrest. The Clark County School District Police Department will take appropriate action against any individual who makes a threat against a school. Please talk with your students about the serious consequences of making threats against a school. It is also important for students and parents to report any suspicious activity or behavior to SafeVoice, school administration and/or law enforcement. It is only with your help and concern that we can become aware of potential safety concerns and take appropriate action to protect our campus. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call us at 702-799-6881.

13 Action News spoke to high school junior Daniel Clark-Dicandilo who claims he saw an Instagram post by the arrested student talking about shooting up the school. Clark-Dicandilo believes it was a joke and the student was just expressing his frustrations. He says that even though it referenced violence, he did not take it seriously.

We also spoke to a father who says he was left speechless when he heard about the threats.