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Prescott High School student reportedly admits to making threats

For the second time in less than a month, a Prescott High School student has been arrested after making threats to hurt other students. (The Daily Courier, file)

For the second time in less than a month, a Prescott High School student has been arrested after making threats to hurt other students. (The Daily Courier, file)

For the second time in less than a month, a Prescott High School student has been arrested after making threats to hurt other students.

On Nov. 13, a Prescott High student was arrested after reportedly admitting to writing graffiti threatening to "shoot up the school."

The second arrest was made today, when a 15-year-old student admitted to creating a hoax. On Wednesday, the Prescott Police Department received a report of a threat that had been made to students at the high school.

"Officers learned that a student had used a social media website to threaten to harm students and cause damage to the building," said Lt. Amy Bonney of the Prescott Police Department. "Detectives worked quickly to identify the source of the threats and ensure the safety of the students and staff at the school."

After a suspect was identified and interviewed, he admitted to creating the online threats.

"Detectives also determined that the student did not appear to have the means to carry out the threat," Bonney said.

Even so, the suspect was booked into the Yavapai County Juvenile Detention Facility, she said.

"This case was quickly resolved due to the immediate reporting of the message by students to school staff and law enforcement," Bonney said.

Bonney said the two incidents "do not seem to be related."

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