A Palmer High School senior could face up to 20 years in prison for allegedly making comments about guns and a school shooting Wednesday.
The student’s identity has not been released.
Palmer Police told 22News they began looking into the situation after a parent notified the high school administration who then alerted police.
An in-depth police investigation revealed that the high school senior was overheard as he made the comment to a friend in regards to an A.L.I.C.E drill scheduled at the school Thursday.
“The comments were made in a public area that was heavily congested with students as they were leaving the school,” Palmer Police explained. “The comments were made for the purpose of public consumption with the intention of causing alarm.”
Police determined who the student was Wednesday night and arrested him at his home before 10 p.m.
The Palmer High School senior is facing charges including making threats to use a deadly weapon which is a felony punishable by up to 20 years in state prison.
Palmer Police told 22News no guns were found in the student’s household nor did anyone possess any firearms or have access to them in his place of residence.
The student was held overnight without the right to bail.
He was arraigned in Palmer District Court Thursday, where he was held without the right bail until a dangerous hearing can be held next week.