KOMO News is reporting a 58-year-old geometry teacher was arrested Wednesday morning for making threats to shoot students at Emerald Ridge High School in Puyallup.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said the teacher made a verbal threat to shoot students while she was on the phone with a caseworker. Pierce County Sheriff’s Detective Ed Troyer said they were notified about the threat around 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

Troyer said the teacher “didn’t back off from those comments” when they were conducting an investigation.

The sheriff’s department said the teacher was arrested at her home after she repeated the threat to the deputy.

Authorities said no weapons were recovered. Deputies immediately notified the school administration and the teacher was placed on leave pending further investigation.

Troyer said it is unknown what lead up to the teacher making the threat. The woman has been booked into the Pierce County Jail.

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