Case involving ‘threatening letter’ resolved through alternative measures, Division of Juvenile Justice says

Published: Dec. 15, 2021 at 4:20 PM AKST|Updated: Jan. 21, 2022 at 10:08 PM AKST
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Update: After charges were forwarded to the Division of Juvenile Justice, a case involving an Eagle River student who Anchorage police claimed had allegedly written a threatening letter was resolved through alternative measures.

Charges had been forwarded by the Anchorage Police Department. The minor’s case was addressed by division staff through what a spokesperson called “diversion alternatives” that were available to the minor and their family.

“Charges were accepted by the division, found legally sufficient, and addressed through diversion services,” wrote a spokesperson for the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, which the Division of Juvenile Justice falls under.

Original story:

Anchorage police report that charges have been forwarded to the Division of Juvenile Justice for an Eagle River Elementary School student after a threatening letter was reported by a classmate.

Police wrote in a community alert that on Tuesday, a student saw a threatening note written by a classmate and notified their parents. The parents of the student notified police, who initiated an investigation. Police wrote that an officer assigned to the school made contact on Wednesday.

“A patrol officer assigned to the School Resource Unit (SRO) contacted the school staff, the suspect student, and the suspect student’s parents,” police wrote. “APD is grateful to the student who saw something that looked wrong and reported it.”

A department spokesperson said no additional information will be released.

Editor’s note: This article and headline have been updated to reflect that the case has been resolved.

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