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Deputies: Student arrested for threatening to kill at the Alva School

Saturday, Lee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a teenager after deputies uncovered an Instagram post where the child appeared to directly threaten specific students and the Alva School in Alva.

The suspect, a 13-year-old boy, faces charges of written threat to kill and conduct a mass shooting.

The Youth Services Division of LCSO was notified and, through investigative leads, confirmed the identity of the suspect. LCSO Sheriff Carmine Marceno said his top priority is “the safety and security” of students and schools.

“I’m very proud of the work of our Youth Services Division,” Marceno said, “in quickly assessing this threat and taking action to stop it.”

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