2 students in custody in connection with threat against West Valley elementary school
Sep 14, 2023, 11:11 AM
(Facebook Photo/Goodyear Police Department)
PHOENIX – Two students have been taken into custody in connection with a threat made against a West Valley elementary school, authorities said Thursday.
Police said that a student saw a perceived threat made against the K-8 school on social media and told a parent, who reported it to authorities Wednesday night.
Officers received information about the alleged source of the post and visited the student’s home.
After a replica gun painted to look real was discovered, the student was taken into custody and booked into the Durango Juvenile Center, police said.
Detectives also were called to investigate a second subject allegedly involved and worked overnight to obtain a search warrant, police said. When they made contact with the juvenile Thursday morning, they discovered a gun accessible to the student.
The second subject was then booked into the Durango Juvenile Center.
The investigation is ongoing.