UPDATE: 15-year old student taken into custody after planning potential attack on Weber High School

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WEBER COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – A potential attack that a 15-year-old student was planning on Weber High School was stopped by law enforcement.

The Weber County Attorney’s Office has filed criminal charges against the student that was planning to carry out the attack. The Weber School District has also opened an internal investigation into the situation and says they will take “appropriate action against the student as deemed necessary.”

According to a press release from the Weber School District, the threat was planned on the part of the student, but there was never an imminent danger to the school or other students.

The Weber County Sheriff’s Office received a tip from the FBI regarding the threat on Sept. 23, that was made towards a Weber County High School. The Sheriff’s Office began investigating the incident and was able to identify who the threat came from.

Officials said due to early intervention and action by law enforcement, violence was prevented.

No further information on the incident has been released.

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