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Nampa police arrest two teens connected to Skyview High School threats

Picture of the written threats on the wall at Skyview High School from April 17, 2017. Photo courtesy the Nampa School District

Nampa Police have arrested two teenagers they say are connected to the threats reported at Skyview High School earlier this week.

Officers say the two were arrested for crimes related to the case.

Police say the 16-year-old has been charged with disturbing the peace and making threat of violence on school grounds. He has been taken to the Southwest Idaho Juvenile Detention Center in Caldwell. His name has not been released.

Officers say 18-year-old Martin P. Soto, of Nampa, has been charged with possession of lost or stolen property, in this case a firearm, and disorderly conduct. Soto has been booked into the Canyon County Jail. Police say the firearm was recovered at a residence and not at the school.

The Nampa Police Department says that while these arrests are related to the threat case, the original threat is still under investigation.

“The safety of students and staff is our number one priority. We will not tolerate threats, whether made directly, through social media, anonymously or threats made as a hoax,” said SRO Sgt. Jason Cantrell in a press release.

“Threatening violence against schools is a violation of the law and persons found responsible will be charged and prosecuted,” Cantrell said.

As KBOI 2News reported earlier Tuesday, about 1,000 students did not attend classes today at the school.


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