12-year-old arrested for school threats in Prescott

May 2, 2019

A 12-year-old student at Granville Elementary School in Prescott Valley was arrested by police after making terrorism threats Monday morning.

At approximately 10 a.m., the student stated he would bring a firearm to school and become a school shooter, killing people.

Officers with the Prescott Valley Police Department responded to the school and after their investigation, arrested the juvenile, according to department spokesperson Jerry Ferguson.

The name of the juvenile was not released.

After he was arrested, the student was booked at the Yavapai County Juvenile Detention Facility for one count of making terrorism threats and two counts of threatening and intimidating.

“The police department and the Humboldt Unified School District take seriously all threats against students or school staff,” Ferguson said in the release.