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Wasilla middle school student reported for threat -- but suspected gun case turned out to be poker chips

 Teeland Middle School (Image from Mat-Su School District website)
Teeland Middle School (Image from Mat-Su School District website) (KTUU)
Published: Sep. 25, 2019 at 4:17 PM AKDT
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Alaska State Troopers say they were alerted about a student at Teeland Middle School in Wasilla who made a comment threatening to shoot up the school on Tuesday at around 10:30 a.m.

Investigation of the report revealed that the student indeed had a metal case similar to a gun case, but the student in question said that he had only made the comment as a joke.

When the case was opened, investigators found poker chips and a dice case.

Troopers say that no firearm was ever involved in the incident, but the student was released to a parent and charged with Terroristic Threatening in the 2nd degree.

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