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2 students at Phoenix charter school detained for making social media threats

Sep 2, 2022, 2:00 PM
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PHOENIX — Two students at a Phoenix charter school were detained Thursday for making specific threats against the campus on social media, authorities said.

Veritas Prep Academy shut down its campus near 56th Street and Thomas Road on Wednesday after administrators told officers that the social media posts and a written note made threats against the school, Sgt. Brian Bower with the Phoenix Police Department told KTAR News 92.3 FM.

The students, both males, were identified and detained around 6 a.m. Thursday.

The school has since reopened.

“It’s definitely a concern for the Phoenix Police Department when anything like this happens at a school,” Bower said.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Patricia Valencia contributed to this report.

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2 students at Phoenix charter school detained for making social media threats