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Prescott Valley teen arrested for threatening to shoot students, teachers at middle school

Posted: 2:26 PM, Sep 26, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-26 19:00:05-04
Prescott Valley student allegedly threatens to 'shoot up' school during 'dark joke'

PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ — A Prescott Valley teenager was arrested on Wednesday after making threats to bring guns to school and shoot students and teachers.

According to Prescott Valley police a 13-year-old student, who is not being identified because of their age, was arrested after making threats to bring guns to Bradshaw Mountain Middle School and shoot students and teachers. Prescott Valley police investigated and arrested the teen that evening.

The teen was booked at the Yavapai County Juvenile Detention facility for terroristic threats and disrupting an educational facility.

A terroristic threat is a crime generally involving a threat to commit violence communicated with the intent to terrorize another, to cause evacuation of a building, or to cause serious public inconvenience, in reckless disregard of the risk of causing such terror or inconvenience.

The Prescott Valley Police Department commends the students and families who came forward and made the police and Humboldt Unified School District aware of the threats against students and school staff.