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.

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By Ben Moffat

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


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