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Police: Student in custody after school threat

Updated Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 | 3:52 p.m.

Toni Strickland

Toni Strickland

An 18-year-old high school student has been arrested after sending text messages to classmates threatening to “shoot up the school,” according to Clark County School District Police. The messages later made their way onto social media, authorities said.

Centennial High School student Toni Strickland was arrested about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday at her Las Vegas home, police said.

School District Police Chief Ken Young said there was no clear motive “other than bad judgement” for Strickland’s alleged actions.

“This is not the time to neither joke nor make reference to such heinous acts at our schools or any other place,” Young said. The threats came in the wake of a mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip that left 58 dead and nearly 500 injured.

More than 300 calls were fielded by authorities concerning the threats, Young said.

Strickland faces counts of communicating a bomb threat and of making a threat/false information regarding an act of terrorism or weapon of mass destruction, according to jail records.

She was being held this afternoon on $25,000 bond, officials said. She is scheduled to make an initial court appearance Friday.