LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – The Clark County School District Police Department arrested an 11-year-old boy Monday after a social media threat impacted schools across the area earlier in May.

The sixth-grader faced charges of making terroristic threats and was taken to a juvenile detention facility, police said.

Police also told 8 News Now that the boy claimed he did it as a joke, which serves as a reminder to families to talk with their children about the serious consequences of making threats to a school, they said.

Those who need to report threats can do so through CCSD’s SafeVoice program by telephone at 833-216-SAFE or online at or through the free downloadable phone app.

For matters that require immediate attention call CCSD Police Department dispatch at 702-799-5411.