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Teen arrested after false gun threat puts Davis schools on lockdown

Published May 29, 2013 8:34 am

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A 13-year-old boy was arrested after police tied him to a Tuesday afternoon threat that placed three Davis County schools and their surrounding neighborhoods on lockdown.

Clearfield police Sgt. Kyle Jeffries said a youth called 911 from a phone inside North Davis Junior High and reported a shooter was at the school.

As a precaution, the school was placed on lockdown and officers converged on the campus, although it was later determined that there was no credible threat.

Jeffries said in a media release that no firearm was found after police searched the school. Police did find one person who witnessed the call and led them to the suspect.

Police arrested a 13-year-old on suspicion of terroristic threats, a third-degree felony. Police do not believe there were any other suspects in the case.

The district also placed North Davis, Clearfield High and South Clearfield Elementary schools on lockdown in response to the threat.

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