Wickenburg teen arrested for bomb threat

WICKENBURG, AZ - A 15-year-old high school student is in custody after a bomb threat was discovered at a Wickenburg school Tuesday morning.

According to Wickenburg police, officers responded to Wickenburg High School where they found a message written on a wall in the varsity boys' locker room in the gymnasium that indicated a bomb would be planted in a specific building at a specific time.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety responded with bomb technicians and a bomb sniffing dog along with Wickenburg firefighters.

Police said all students were evacuated following fire drill procedures and a check of the school grounds was conducted by school staff, firefighters, police, and DPS officers.

Police said no items suspected of being explosives were located.

A 15-year-old male was identified as a suspect during the investigation.

Police said the teen faces charges of making a bomb threat and interference/disruption of an educational facility.

He was transported to the Maricopa County Juvenile Detention facility in Phoenix.
 

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