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Updated May 19, 2014 - 3:56 pm

Teen accused of threating Phoenix-area high students

PHOENIX — Authorities said a teenager was in custody for allegedly threating
to injure other students at a high school in the Phoenix suburb of Anthem.

Maricopa County Sheriff’s officials said the 18-year-old Boulder Creek High
School senior was arrested Monday. He’s been booked into jail on suspicion of hoax.

The student allegedly went online and posted a message that he planned to bring
a gun to school and shoot other students as part of a senior prank.

A sheriff’s posse member who helps the school on security
issues obtained information that led to the arrest.

The teen was contacted at his father’s house in Anthem and was interviewed by
sheriff’s detectives and allegedly admitted to posting the threat.

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