Student detained for making threats against school

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Guam police were able to find the student and detain him about 6:30 this morning.

An incident at Tiyan High School this morning was handled quickly by the school’s administration without the need for a lockdown.

The Tiyan High School administration was on alert this morning after a student reportedly threatened to bring a weapon to school.

GDOE Spokeswoman Isa Baza says the school’s administration became aware through social media as well as through information received from a parent.

She further states that Guam police were able to find the student and detain him about 6:30 this morning.

There was no disruption to school activities. Classes continued, uninterrupted today at Tiyan High.

Baza said the incident is under investigation and the appropriate disciplinary action will be taken.

She said threatening to bring a weapon to school is a serious offense that may lead to suspension or expulsion.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.