Bradshaw Mountain student arrested after threatening to 'shoot up the class,' police say
A Bradshaw Mountain High School student was arrested Tuesday morning after saying he would “shoot up the class,” starting with the teacher, according to a release from the Prescott Valley Police Department.
The 15-year-old made the terrorist threat at approximately 9:50 a.m., the release states. Police investigated the incident and arrested the juvenile.
He was booked at the Yavapai County Juvenile Detention facility for one count of making a terrorist threat and one count of threatening and intimidating.
The police department and the Humboldt Unified School District take seriously all threats against students or school staff, according to the release.
Last month, a 12-year-old student at Granville Elementary School in Prescott Valley was arrested by police after making terrorism threats. At about 10 a.m. April 29, the student said he would bring a gun to school and become a school shooter, killing people, according to the Prescott Valley Police Department (PVPD).
Officers responded to the school and, after an investigation, arrested the student,
PVPD reminds students and the public that if they see or hear anything suspicious, notify law enforcement immediately.
Prescott Valley Police Department can be contacted at 928-772-9267 for non-emergencies, 911 for emergencies. Residents also may contact Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.