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Omaha South students arrested after gun found, making terroristic threats

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Posted at 4:58 PM, Dec 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-02 18:07:55-05

Omaha Police say that they  arrested two Omaha South students after making terroristic threats, and a gun was found in one of their backpacks. 

Shortly after 8 am Friday morning, an OPD  School Resource Officer was made aware of a threat towards a student on social media made by two classmates.

As the School Resource Officer was beginning his investigation, the faculty was made aware of a student with a firearm in a backpack.

OPD officials say the student was contacted and the weapon was recovered without incident.

It was determined that the weapon was the same as was shown in the social media post in the original incident.

The student was identified as one of the parties in the threatening post with the firearm.

A second student was located and interviewed regarding his participation in the threatening post. Both students were transported to Douglas County Youth Center and booked for Possession of a Defaced Firearm and Terroristic Threats.

OPD officials say the  students are considered juveniles and their information will not be released.

Authorities say the incident was isolated and stemmed from a previous history between these two suspects and the victim of the threats.

No other students at South High School were believed to have been targeted. No further information is available at this time.