2 Phoenix-area teens accused of making online threats against school
PEORIA, Ariz. — Police in Peoria said two teenage boys who are students at Centennial High have been arrested for allegedly making threats against the school on social media.
They said the 15-year-old sophomores were taken into custody Sunday night and booked into the Durango Juvenile Detention Center on suspicion of making a terrorist threat.
The charges were preliminary and additional charges may be added or amended.
The names of the minors haven’t been released.
Police didn’t describe the threats but said they were concerning because of the photo posted and statement made, even though the teens maintained it was a joke.
A concerned student notified his or her parents, who contacted police about the school threat on social media.
The Peoria Unified School District was notified of the incident.
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