Southwest valley students and parents were on edge Thursday, after the Clark County School Police Department said a student threatened to bring a gun to campus and shoot up an assembly.
School police officers took the 15-year-old boy into custody after fellow classmates came forward and told faculty members about his alleged threats.
“My friends were freaking out,” Desert Oasis High School senior Max Pretner said.
Daniel Luliucci and a friend took their concerns to school officials Wednesday after learning about a fellow freshman’s threat. Less than a day later officers made an arrest and discovered multiple firearms at the teenager’s home.
No word on whether the 15-year-old had access to the weapons.
“It could be the difference between people dying, Luliucci said. “I didn’t know the student who made the threats, but I did know the student that told me.”
Daniel’s mother Diane Luliucci told 8 News NOW she’s proud of her child for coming forward. She also said this whole situation has her and other parents extremely uneasy.
“I expect that from her, because that’s just the type she is so I’m very proud of that,” Luliucci said. “I worry about my kids and I worry about my students and I’m just concerned.”
Regardless, teenagers and parents agree if it wasn’t for everyone’s quick response, things could have taken a very different turn.
“I’m glad in the long run because there’s always that fear,” Daniel Luliucci said. “Report it, speak up.”
8 News NOW doesn’t yet have the name of the student accused, but he is currently in custody facing charges for making terrorist threats toward a school.
If any student wants to speak up about a potentially dangerous situation, CCSD offers a service to do this anonymously with the statewide “Safe Voice” app.