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Sandy teen arrested for false social media post about shooting, bombing at school

FILE - Sandy police reported Thursday that an arrest has been made of a 17-year-old teenager for making a false alarm threat at Jordan High School.r (Photo: KUTV)

(KUTV) - Sandy police reported Thursday that an arrest has been made of a 17-year-old teenager for making a false alarm threat at Jordan High School.

The arrest followed an investigation into information received January 26 that was circulated on social media about a shooting and bombing at the school, a press release stated.

"With the valid concerns in today's day and age, we encourage people to come forward with any information regarding school safety concerns," Sandy police stated. "However, information about threats must be reported to parents, school administrators or law enforcement."

According to police, an excessive amount of resources to ensure school protection, with several schools placed on locked down, were the result of the "false and baseless social media post."

The press release did not identify the sex of the teenager but did say the individual was a Sandy resident.

The penalty for making false allegations of terroristic-type threats is a Class B misdemeanor in accordance with Utah law.


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