South Lake Tahoe police arrested a middle school student suspected of making threats at South Tahoe Middle School. 

Friday, March 9, South Lake Tahoe Police Department received reports of a South Tahoe Middle School student threatening to bring a gun to a school dance held that night. Police located the student at his home and say the student did not have access to firearms at the time. 

Police say because of the nature of the threats, and the number of students who were in fear due to the threats, the student was arrested and booked into the El Dorado County Juvenile Treatment Center for Criminal Threats, a felony. 

"The South Lake Tahoe Police Department wants to impress on our youth that such threats will not be tolerated and enforcement action will be taken.  We also want to commend our youth who had the courage to report this to their school staff.  Working together, we can maintain the safe community we enjoy in South Lake Tahoe." - South Lake Tahoe Police Department