Kenai schools go into lockdown after resident makes threats on social media

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - A 16-year-old Homer resident put schools in the lower Kenai area under lockdown Tuesday morning after allegedly making threats to commit a school shooting.

    On Tuesday at 7:47 in the morning, the Federal Bureau of Investigations contacted the Alaska State Troopers reporting a 16-year-old male resident of Homer had made multiple comments on a Tik-Tok livestream earlier that morning threatening to commit a school shooting.

    According to the dispatch, the male made further threatening statements toward the person conducting the livestream.  

    Due to not knowing which school on the lower Kenai Peninsula was in danger, troopers contacted the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and Homer Police Department about the possible threats to the schools in the area.

    Based on the information all of the schools in the area were placed into a soft lockdown.

    Troopers contacted the male at his residence and after interviewing him, he was placed under arrest for Terroristic Threatening in the 2nd Degree.

    The male was transported and remanded into the Kenai Peninsula Youth Facility.

    Once the male was in custody the School District was notified and the lockdowns were lifted.

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