EAGAR, AZ (3TV/CBS 5)-- The Eagar Police Department arrested a teenager after he made a social media threat against Round Valley High School Sunday. 

According to Eagar police, A 16-year-old girl tipped officers about a photo that was  posted on popular social media application Snapchat, showing a loaded AR-15 magazine with the caption that read "Don't go to school."  

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Police later identified the person who posted the photo as 18-year-old Thomas Bivins. Police say Bivins graduated from Round Valley High School last May. 

Officers started contacting officials with the Round Valley School District to begin working the case. 

Eagar police then obtained a search warrant at Bivins' residence. Police later located and arrested Bivins. Police did not find any weapons at his residence.

Bivins was booked into the Apache County Jail for several charges including acts of terrorism, disruption of an educational facility and threatening and intimidating. 

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At this time, Eagar police do not believe there is not a threat in any of the schools around the area. 

Eagar police added they will increase officers' presence at area schools for the next few weeks.

 


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