2 Mesa high school students charged in separate threat incidents
Sep 17, 2021, 4:56 PM
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PHOENIX — Two high school students in Mesa were charged after making threats against their separate campuses Friday, police said.
A 14-year-old female student at Red Mountain High School was charged with threats, a Class 1 misdemeanor, after claiming Friday at about 9:30 a.m. she had an explosive device in her backpack, the Mesa Police Department said in a press release.
A 15-year-old male student who attends Dobson High School was also charged with threats after posting an online threat to a social media platform at about 7:30 a.m. on Friday, leading to the high school being locked down, police said.
The incidents are isolated and neither suspect is linked to other threats reported at Mesa and other metro Phoenix high schools this week, according to Mesa police.
Mesa High School was evacuated Wednesday morning after a bomb threat was called in. No bomb or device was found.
On Thursday, Canyon View High School in Waddell, part of the Agua Fria Union High School District, was evacuated after a bomb threat was reported.
Westwood High School was locked down while police investigated a shooting threat made on social media.
Both schools said they didn’t believe the threats were credible.
Investigations into all incidents remain ongoing.
Anyone with information on threats in Mesa is asked to call police at 480-644-2211.