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Prescott fifth-grader suspended for alleged gun threat

A 10-year-old Arizona girl has been suspended for one week for allegedly threatening to use a semi-automatic rifle in school.

The Daily Courier in Prescott reports the Washington Elementary School fifth-grader told some classmates she had a “loaded AK-47” at home and would bring it to school to kill them.

The girl had been involved in an argument with other students on the morning of Feb. 12, and the school’s principal reported her death threats to Prescott police.

Five students provided written statements about what she had said, and, according to the report, they all provided a similar account.

No adult actually heard the threats, the principal said.

The police report said the girl told officers that the other students weren’t being truthful, and she denied saying anything to classmates about a firearm.

The girl and her mother told police that one of the students who complained has tried to get the girl in trouble on several occasions.

Police have forwarded the report to the Yavapai County Attorney’s Office for a review of possible charges.