Police: 12-year-old boy made threatening calls to four Alamogordo schools
May 04, 2018 12:26 PM
ALAMOGORDO, N.M. – Alamogordo Public School officials say four of the city’s schools received threatening calls Thursday, prompting a brief shelter in place.
According to a post on the school district’s Facebook page, threatening calls came into Chaparral and Mountain View Middle Schools, and Heights and Yucca Elementary Schools around 9 a.m.
The Alamogordo Police Department was immediately notified and took action, locating and arresting the suspect who turns out was a 12-year-old boy.
Police told the Alamogordo Daily News that the boy called the schools threatening to shoot up the campuses. He has been charged with 17 misdemeanor counts of interfering with staff, public officials or the general public and will remain in police custody pending his first appearance in children's court.
School officials say they take the safety of students very seriously and that at no time were any students in danger.
Updated: May 04, 2018 12:26 PM
Created: May 03, 2018 11:37 AM
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