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YCSO Arrest A 13-Year-Old Boy For Threatening To “Shoot Up” Prescott Mile High Middle School Recently

Yavapai County Sheriff

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A 13-year-old has been arrested for threatening to “shoot up” Prescott Mile High Middle School. Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials say a school bus driver informed the school’s administrators that the boy has made numerous threats, including three times while talking to him during the bus route prior to being dropped of near his home back on May 17th. School officials called his mother and YCSO. When deputies talked to the child and the mother, he admitted to making the comments. The teen told authorities he said those things to distract the bus driver while his friend moved to the back of the bus, but that he had no intention of doing any harm to the school. Sheriff David Rhodes says “I cannot stress enough the seriousness of making a threat to a school, even if you are ‘just kidding.” He adds, “you will be arrested and charged for making these types of dangerous threats. ‘I wasn’t serious’ isn’t a defense, so please be aware that your words have consequences”. The boy was arrested and charged with threatening or intimidating, interference or disruption of an educational institution and making a terroristic threat. He has been booked into the Yavapai County Juvenile Detention Center.