Student arrested for gun threat at Blackfoot H.S.

A 14-year-old Blackfoot High School student was arrested Wednesday after reportedly threatening a school shooting.

A school resource officer received a report of the threats at 12:30 p.m., according to a Blackfoot Police Department news release. The student was charged with threatening violence on school grounds, a misdemeanor punishable with up to a year in jail.

Police contacted the suspect’s family, who are cooperating with law enforcement. The news release said the student did not have access to firearms.

The threat follows the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., that killed 17 people. Several threats have been made in eastern Idaho since the Florida shooting, including one made by a Challis High School student, who was suspended indefinitely the day after the Parkland shooting and an anonymous tip that a student planned to bring a gun to Teton High School in Driggs.

Reporter Johnathan Hogan can be reached at 208-542-6746.