Twitter user threatens to 'pull a Columbine,' Flagstaff police ID author of tweet

Posted at 2:42 PM, Jan 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-04 20:13:48-05

Flagstaff schools were on high alert after learning about suspicious comments made on social media.

On Tuesday, the Flagstaff Police Department received reports about a tweet on Twitter in which the user wrote, "Pull a Columbine...shoot up my school then kill myself."

Officers reached out to multiple city schools to warn them about the threatening remarks, police said.

As a precaution, officers were patrolling near schools and were attempting to locate the person who wrote the messages. 

On Wednesday, the author of the tweets, a juvenile, confessed to making the statements. He told police he didn't intend to follow through with the threats. Police searched the teen's home and did not find any weapons. A juvenile referral was completed, police said.