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Social media threat involving Palo Verde High School cleared

Social media threat involving Palo Verde High School cleared

Palo Verde Football Stadium

The home bleachers with the school to the east of the field at Palo Verde High School’s football stadium in Tucson, Ariz., Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. Photo by Ron Medvescek / Arizona Daily Star 

Two Palo Verde High School students are being questioned after a threat was reported through social media yesterday, TUSD officials say. 

According to TUSD spokeswoman Karla Escamilla, the threat referring to Palo Verde High School was reported through social media on Wednesday. The Tucson Police Department did an investigation and the threat was cleared last night. 

Two possible students were identified as being involved and are now being questioned, Escamilla said in an email.

There is currently no threat to the school or its students, though there is additional security on campus today.

Classes are scheduled as normal, Escamilla said.

Yesterday, a Santa Rita High School student was arrested after Tucson police found a gun in his backpack.

Contact reporter Gloria Knott at or 573-4235. On Twitter: @gloriaeknott

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Gloria is a Tucson native and attended the University of Arizona. She started at the Star as an apprentice in 2017. Following her apprenticeship, she began freelancing until becoming a full-time reporter and producer after her college graduation in 2018.

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