Login

Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close
Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close

PRESCOTT, Ariz. Prescott police say they've arrested a 17-year-old high school student they say made a story about a man heading to a local high school to go on a rampage.

Spokesman Lt. Ken Morley says the teen told Prescott High School officials Friday afternoon that she got a call from a friend who told her a young man was headed to school with a gun. Police surrounded the school and also locked down an elementary school.

Morley says police noticed inconstancies in the girl's statements as they questioned her. The girl eventually admitted she concocted the story, but didn't say why.

The girl was booked into Coconino County's juvenile detention center on a felony hoax charge.

The incident happened hours after a mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

Associated Press,

share this story:
Attention KTAR.com 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.
  • CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company

    SCF Arizona has a new name. They are now CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company.
  • Taylor Morrison

    World Class People. World Class Company. We are a national home builder committed to building homes inspired by you.
  • Go Daddy

    World Class People. World Class Company. Go Daddy is a Fortune 100 "Best Companies to Work For."
  • Avnet

    World Class People. World Class Company. Here's information on a Fortune 500 company from Arizona.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Working For Arizona

    The business and economics of Arizona at the start of 2014 and looking forward.
  • Arizonans In Need

    Putting a focus on charities and organizations who provide help and/or need your help to fulfill their missions.
close

Share: