With assistance from tip411’s anonymous tip platform, the Princeton Police Department (25 sworn officers) was able to make an arrest for a terroristic threat that “placed the public in fear” at Clark Middle School.

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The investigation into a specific student was launched based on an anonymous message sent through tip411 highlighting a threat posted on social media. 

The tip allowed the Princeton ISD (PISD) to be notified of the concern immediately. After identifying a Clark student as a possible subject, they conducted a thorough investigation that included reviewing the suspect’s social media and searching their home.

A statement issued by Interim Police Chief James Waters and Jean Ann Collins, communications coordinator for the Princeton ISD said, “Based on the evidence collected, an arrest warrant was obtained, and officers took the suspect into custody.”

The PISD and Princeton PD said they would continue to take every threat seriously and are committed to pursuing prosecution to the full extent of the law.

“We would like to commend the actions of this tipster, who took the right steps to bring this situation to a safe and swift end,” the statement also said. 

Anyone with knowledge about threats should immediately inform campus administration, a Princeton Police school resource officer, or the police department.

The Princeton Police Department mobile app is available to download for free from the Google Play Store and the iTunes App Store. Citizens can also submit an anonymous text tip via their cell phone by texting the keyword “PPDTIP” and their message/tip to 847411.

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