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Mesa teen who made school threat being released

PHOENIX — A Mesa teenager accused of posting an Internet threat that she
planned to kill people at her high school and then commit suicide is being
released to her parents.

After a court hearing Monday, a judge ruled the girl isn’t a threat but will
need to wear an electronic monitoring device.

The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office had requested that the teen be tried as
an adult.

The 16-year-old student at Red Mountain High was arrested Dec. 20 on suspicion
of computer tampering and of intimidation and making threats.

Maricopa County Sheriff’s officials said the girl had access to three guns at
her home, but never brought any firearms to her school.

Sheriff’s investigators said the teen admitted to posting the threat after she
was arrested. Her name hasn’t been released.

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