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Rock Springs High School Student Arrested for Making Terroristic Threats

Black Butte High School student
Rock Springs Police Department

A student at a Rock Springs high school was arrested Friday morning for allegedly making terroristic threats and possibly having a plan to harm other students and school staff.

Azarian Wolf, 18, made the threats while on the school bus on his way to Black Butte High School early Friday, according to a news release from the Rock Springs Police Department.

Police officers went to the school at about 8 a.m. and were told by school officials that Wolf had been talking about school shootings on the bus.

“The investigation revealed Wolf may have had a plan to harm other students and staff,” the news release reads.

After Wolf alleged made the threats, school staff, administration and the police department were immediately contacted and arrived to secure Wolf. He was then taken to the police department, interviewed and arrested.

Police say there was no reported disruption to school activities during the investigation.

Anyone with additional information on the case is asked to contact Detective Michelle Garrettson at 307-352-1588.

Sweetwater County School District No. 1 released this statement on their Facebook page Friday afternoon:

Sweetwater School District #1 assessed the situation mentioned below after receiving information from the District Transportation Department concerning the threat. Using the Standard Response Protocol it was determined that a lockdown, lockout, or police lead evacuation were not warranted. The RSPD contained the situation immediately and there was no imminent danger or threat to any staff or students at anytime throughout the day. The District extends a special thank you all involved for their prompt response prioritizing school safety. We value the partnership we have with our first responders.

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