Teen arrested after school threats made online to Liberty High School in Peoria

Posted at 11:45 AM, Mar 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-29 22:04:47-04

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested after threats were made to Liberty High School in Peoria. 

According to Peoria Police, the Liberty High School sophomore is accused of making social media threats and later telling police they were a joke. 

A student reportedly noticed the threats online and told parents who then notified police. 

Police were notified of the threats on Tuesday night and the teen was arrested after midnight. He has since been booked into the Durango Juvenile Detention Center. He was booked on charges of committing a hoax and interfering with an educational institution by making a threat. He could face other charges. 

Anyone with information on this or other threats is encouraged to call 623-773-8311.