Student Threatens To 'Shoot Up' School
Police say student threatened to shoot up a metro high school. The incident happened Tuesday at Ralston High School. Ralston staff quickly got the student out of class, and he's now facing a felony charge.
The Ralston Public Schools superintendent says the student was acting up in class, and was asked to go to the office. That's when he made the threatening remarks. The Ralston Police Department says he threatened to shoot up the school. They took the 14-year-old boy into custody. Authorities didn't find any weapons on the student or at his home.
Parents were notified of the situation through an email on Tuesday. The email said, “The school administration and local law enforcement authorities addressed the situation immediately. Be assured we will continue to provide a safe learning environment.”
"It's so scary that your child has to even worry about that kind of thing. So far Ralston has kept everyone safe and we're happy about how they're handling everything," said Teresa Urban, the mother of a Ralston High School student.
Superintendent Mark Adler says they take all of these situations very seriously and didn't want to cut corners when it comes to keeping kids safe.
No one was hurt during the incident.
The student faces one count of Felony Terroristic Threats.