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Juvenile Arrested After Shooting Threat At Sparks School

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County School District police have arrested a juvenile accused of threatening violence at a middle school in Sparks.

School District Police Chief Jason Trevino said Wednesday a threat posted via social media the night before suggested the juvenile would be "doing a school shooting" at Shaw Middle School.

The school district said in a statement police don't believe it was a credible threat, but it did result in about half of the school's 950 students staying home from classes on Wednesday.

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The district says school police intend to file charges including making threats or conveying false information concerning acts of terrorism and assaulting a pupil or school employee.

No names have been released because of the age of the juvenile who was being held Wednesday at a juvenile detention center in Reno.