Police investigate “non-specific threat” by MLMS student on social media

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 12:13
  • Mirror Lake Middle School, May 3, 2018. (Loren Holmes / ADN)

Police were contacted after “a potential non-specific threat” was posted over the weekend by a Mirror Lake Middle School student on Instagram.

According to an email sent out by MLMS principal Alex Hagler, the social media post was spotted by “a concerned citizen” who told police about the threat. Anchorage School District spokesperson Catherine Esary said the Anchorage Police Department spoke with the student and appropriate disciplinary actions were being taken.

Esary said she couldn’t comment on what discipline might be taken or the specific nature of the threat.

“The district and our schools have to take every single one of these seriously,” Esary said.

The school was not placed in lock-down and classes were held as normal Monday.

In her email to parents, Hagler said the incident caused a “substantial disruption” to the school community and thanked the person who alerted police.

“Student safety is our top priority and we are thankful to the person who brought the concern forward,” Hagler wrote.

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