Assembly canceled at Mountain View High due to 'unsubstantiated rumors'

Assembly canceled at Mountain View High due to 'unsubstantiated rumors'

MARANA, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Two days after a student was arrested after making a potential threat against Mountain View High, the school canceled an assembly.

In an email to parents Friday, Dec. 8, Mountain View Principal Todd Garelick said the school make the decision due to "unsubstantiated rumors that reference the incident we shared with you earlier this week."

Garelick said the school is working with the Pima County Sheriff's Department and there was additional security on campus Friday, Dec. 8.

"I want to thank the vigilant parents and our students who brought information forward and assisted with this investigation to keep our students and school safe," Garelick said in an email. "I also want to take this opportunity to thank the Pima County Sheriff's Department for their quick response and support. By working in partnership, students, staff, parents and police can continue to provide safe and secure schools for everyone."

On Wednesday, authorities arrested a student  after an investigation into a potential threat on social media.

According to a news release from the Marana Unified School District, the school's administration contacted the Pima County Sheriff's Department after parents notified the school of "an image of a gun and a shooting, which was possibly circulating on social media."

Deputies identified the source of the potential threat and determined there was no credible threat.

The student was arrested for interference with an education institution. The district said the school will also discipline the student.

The school's schedule was not affected by the investigation.

The school sent the following letter to parents:

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

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