PD: Teen threatened to ‘shoot up’ Gilbert school

By eth | May 22, 2018

A 15-year-old boy was arrested last week after he was overheard making threats to “shoot up” his East Valley high school.Gilbert police Sgt. Darrell Krueger said officers on Friday conducted interviews with several Highland High School students about a comment that a teen made to another student.According to Krueger, police discovered the 15-year-old was frustrated about his grade and stated that he was “going to shoot up the school.”The boy was arrested for the threatening comment and booked into juvenile detention.”Our department takes school threats very seriously and we will continue conducting thorough investigations, and take appropriate enforcement efforts, to maintain student safety,” Krueger said.The threat was made the same day ten people were killed and ten others wounded in a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas.Highland High School is located near Recker and Guadalupe roads. RELATED: See map of school shootings reported so far in 2018