Student arrested for threat, pellet gun found on Santa Fe High School campus

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SANTA FE (KRQE) – A Santa Fe High School student was arrested Thursday afternoon for having a pellet gun on school campus. The weapon was found after another student notified school officials of a social media threat to ‘shoot up SFH.’

School officials organized a shelter in place after the threat, posted on Snapchat, was shown to administrators. The photo shows a gun, with the text ‘Boutta go shoot up SFH.’

Santa Fe Police Lieutenant Michele Williams told KRQE News 13 officers received the call from campus at 12:25 p.m. Thursday. By 12:30 p.m., Williams said a 15-year-old male student was in custody for allegedly making the threat.

Police said the student also admitted to officers he had a Daisy airsoft pistol in his vehicle, which was parked on campus.

Investigators conducted a sweep of the school, and gave the all-clear shortly afterward.

Williams said the 15-year-old faces a felony charge of unlawful carrying of a deadly weapon on school campus. She said the student is still being interviewed by detectives, and it’s unclear why he posted the threat in the first place. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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