ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Latest on Alaska school lockdown (all times local):


12:35 p.m.

Police on Alaska’s Kodiak Island say a student has denied talking about shooting up her school, which was placed in lockdown after police were called to investigate.

Kodiak Police Chief Ronda Wallace says authorities determined a female student reportedly made the comments at the high school and middle school Tuesday morning. Wallace says the girl was overheard by another student, who reported the comments to a substitute teacher. Earlier reports said the teacher overheard the student’s statement.

Wallace said the girl denied making any such comments. Wallace told The Associated Press earlier Tuesday the student was heard saying “something to do with losing it and shooting up the school.”

After the comments were reported, responding officers searched the school and conducted interviews before determining there was no credible threat.


11:40 a.m.

Authorities say they found no threat at a school locked down on Alaska’s Kodiak Island after a student was overheard talking about shooting up the campus.

Kodiak police say in a statement that officers searched the high school and middle school campus and conducted interviews Tuesday morning. Police say officers and school officials “located the source of the statement and determined there was no credible threat to the school.”

The school and other buildings were reopened midmorning.

Kodiak Police Chief Ronda Wallace did not immediately respond to a request for further information about the investigation.

But she told The Associated Press earlier Tuesday that police went to the school after officials reported a student’s statements overheard by a substitute teacher. A nearby elementary school also was placed under lockdown.

Wallace said the student was heard saying “something to do with losing it and shooting up the school.”

Kodiak is located about 250 miles southwest of Anchorage. There about 650 students at Kodiak High School.


10:40 a.m.

Authorities have reopened a school and other buildings locked down on Alaska’s Kodiak Island following a student’s comments about shooting up the campus.

Kodiak police say in a statement issued Tuesday midmorning that more information about the lockdown will be provided after all relevant information is collected and responders are debriefed.

Kodiak Police Chief Ronda Wallace told The Associated Press earlier Tuesday that police went to the high school and middle school campus around 9 a.m. after school officials reported a student’s statements overheard by a substitute teacher. A nearby elementary school also was placed under lockdown.

Wallace said the student was heard saying “something to do with losing it and shooting up the school.”

Kodiak is located about 250 miles southwest of Anchorage. There about 650 students at Kodiak High School.


9:55 a.m.

A school on Alaska’s Kodiak Island is in lockdown after a teacher overheard a student talking about shooting up the campus.

Kodiak Police Chief Ronda Wallace tells The Associated Press that police went to the high school and middle school campus around 9 a.m. Tuesday after school officials reported the statements. A nearby elementary school also has been place under lockdown.

Wallace says officials are trying to identify the student, who was overheard by the substitute teacher saying “something to do with losing it and shooting up the school.” She says authorities are currently in “information-collecting status.”

Wallace says no injuries have been reported and nothing has occurred other than the statements.

Kodiak is located about 250 miles southwest of Anchorage. There about 650 students at Kodiak High School.