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Police arrest 15-year-old student for bomb threat

Bradshaw Mountain High School officials evacuated students to Glassford Hill Middle School Tuesday morning after a student placed a note in a teacher's desk saying there was a bomb on the high school property.

Prescott Valley Police spokesman Gene McFarland said police arrested the 15-year-old student. McFarland said the student confessed to his actions and said he acted alone.

"There was a threat," McFarland said, "and because the police and the school district take these thing seriously, we evacuated the students to the middle school and sealed off both campuses."

School officials and police searched the high school campus, but found nothing, McFarland said.

At 10:45 a.m. police released all officers and said the situation was under control. Police booked the student, a sophomore at BMHS West Campus, into the Yavapai County Juvenile Detention Facility for Hoax and Interfering with Educational Facility.

"The student stated that he really didn't have a bomb," McFarland said.

Police forwarded their report to the Yavapai County Attorney's Office for further review.

McFarland said the student may have to pay the costs of police and emergency response to the incident if he is found to have violated the ARS Statute of Hoax and Disrupting an Educational Facility.


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