Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. -- Police in Prescott Valley have arrested a teenage boy who they say threatened to bomb or shoot up a local school.

Sgt. Brandon Bonney says staff from the Franklin Phonetic School had alerted authorities to threatening and offensive emails.

Authorities traced the messages to a 15-year-old former student. Bonney says the boy made several incriminating statements, had about 100 rounds of ammunition and was seeking a handgun to carry out the threats.

According to police, the boy said he was angry with certain people at the school.

The teenager was booked into Yavapai County juvenile detention on one count each of hoax, threatening and intimidation, and disrupting a school.

The county's director of juvenile services said Tuesday that an attorney would be appointed for the boy.

Associated Press,

share this story:
Attention Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Family in Focus

    KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.