ASU Police: ASU social media threat traced to Canadian juvenile

ASU Police Department has announced that the social media threat made against ASU Monday was traced to a 12-year-old boy in Canada.

Police said in a statement posted to its public Facebook page that the discovery was made through a collaboration with other authorities.

"Law enforcement officials determined through investigative work that the threat, which originated from the youth's online conversations on a gaming website, was not credible. The incident caused disruption on the ASU campus and the use of considerable resources to track it down," the statement read.

The 12-year-old apologized for his actions after he was contacted by Canadian authorities, according to the statement. 

"Because this individual is a juvenile, his name will not be released and preliminary information was that no charges would be filed," the statement read.

By Ben Moffat

The ASU Police Department headquarters is seen in Tempe on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.

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