A student has been arrested for making terroristic threats against students at Silvestri Junior High School, according to Clark County School District Police.
The student who is 13 attends the school and was transported to the juvenile detention center Wednesday night.
A threat about a violent act was posted on an Instagram account. Police were alerts to the threat when several parents called SafeVoice on Wednesday night.
The principal of the school sent this letter to parents Thursday.
April 25, 2019
Dear Silvestri Junior High School Families:
As principal, my top priority is to ensure your child is safe at school, and to keep you informed of important issues happening within our school community.
I would like to update you on a message I sent last night regarding a social media threat made against our school. We immediately shared this information with the Clark County School District Police Department, which investigated the threat and arrested an individual.
We want to emphasize to our community how seriously we take threats made to our schools. Students who make threats to a school can be charged with making a terrorist threat, among other serious crimes. Please have discussions with your child so that he or she understands the severe consequences that result from making threatening statements.
It is also important for students and parents to report any possible suspicious activity or behavior to SafeVoice, school administration and/or law enforcement.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call me at 702-799-2240 during office hours.