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Police: One arrested in connection to school threat

A school employee found the message, "watch out, 1st lunch" inscribed on a bathroom wall inside Palo Duro High School Tuesday. Amarillo police have arrested a juvenile suspect for his possible role in the message, and there is no evidence of an attack. A school employee found the message, "watch out, 1st lunch" inscribed on a bathroom wall inside Palo Duro High School Tuesday. Amarillo police have arrested a juvenile suspect for his possible role in the message, and there is no evidence of an attack.

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Amarillo police have identified and arrested a juvenile suspect in connection to the most recent graffiti incident at an Amarillo high school.

Because of the suspect's age, his identity is not being released.

Corporal Jerry Neufeld says the juvenile's arrest is related to an incident at Palo Duro High School today, where a school employee found "watch out, first lunch" written on a restroom wall within the school.

The suspect will be placed in a detention center at the youth Center of the High Plains for making a false alarm, a state jail felony.

Cpl. Neufeld says there continues to be no evidence of a plan to attack the school today, a concern that stemmed Monday after a social media post quickly spread throughout the Amarillo community.

In the post, the words "I'll kill everyone in this (expletive) school," could be seen along with Tuesday's date, Feb. 2nd.  The picture sparked large discussion between students and parents, but police say the graffiti in the photo was not found at Palo Duro.

Officials say it is unknown if the juvenile arrested today was connected to the earlier 'threat,' but acknowledged today's incident could have stemmed from the social media post.

Police will continue its investigation into both incidents.

This story was edited at 3:55 p.m. on Feb. 2., for the latest information and additional clarity on the arrest.

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