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Canyon View High School goes virtual after receiving second threat on social media

The Waddell high school was evacuated yesterday following bomb threat

Posted 9/17/21

Classes have been disrupted for the second day in a row for Canyon View High School students, following a threat made on social media Thursday night.

Canyon View students will be attending classes …

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Education

Canyon View High School goes virtual after receiving second threat on social media

The Waddell high school was evacuated yesterday following bomb threat

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Classes have been disrupted for the second day in a row for Canyon View High School students following a threat made on social media Thursday night.

Canyon View students attended classes virtually on Friday, according to an announcement from Principal Phillip Nowlin, but are scheduled to return to campus next week. 

Canyon View High School, 6024 N Perryville Road in Waddell, received a threat Thursday morning from a caller claiming that “hazardous material was brought onto campus to harm others,” according to Nowlin. 

The campus was evacuated around noon to allow for a thorough investigation from law enforcement agents from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and the Buckeye Police Department.

There were about 960 students enrolled at Canyon View High School in the 2019-20 school year, according to the Arizona Department of Education. 

A search turned up no hazardous materials, and law enforcement determined that the campus was safe,  according to Nowlin.

The school previously announced classes would resume as scheduled for Friday, but that changed after a second threat was made on social media Thursday night. 

READ: Canyon View High School evacuated following bomb threat

A second threat was made against the school on social media Thursday night, according to Nowlin, causing the campus to shut down for a second day. 

The announcement from Nowlin characterizes the incident as a “bomb threat” and he stated that “the decision was made for remote learning to occur on Sept. 17, allowing law enforcement to conduct a thorough investigation.”

No explosives have been found on the campus, but law enforcement are continuing their investigation into both incidents, Nowlin said. 

Nowlin has said that the school takes threats seriously and will bring “strict consequences for any student associated with these incidents.” He added that legal action will be pursued against anyone inside or outside the school community involved in the threats which could include:

  • School suspension
  • Alternative school program placement
  • Possible prosecution by law enforcement
  • Expulsion

Nowlin reported that law enforcement have deemed the campus safe, and classes are expected to resume as scheduled on Monday, Sept. 20.

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