Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close

PHOENIX -- A Chandler school was locked down for nearly three hours Tuesday after a student allegedly made threats against the school, police said.

A neighboring complex of townhouses was partially evacuated.

A student told the principal of Chief Hill Academy that another student was threatening the school and had something planned at 11:25 a.m.

The student who allegedly made the threat was found at the housing complex complex near McQueen and Ray roads and arrested. A possible explosive device was found in the apartment.

The school, near Cooper and Frye roads, was evacuated. Two devices were found. Bomb dogs were investigating.

Cooper Road was closed in the area for a few hours. It was reopened about 3:15 p.m.

On Monday, five Chandler schools were placed on lockdown after a suspect allegedly engaged in a shootout with police. He has not been located.

KTAR Newsroom,

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.