12-year-old allegedly makes school threats, referred to juvenile hall

January 25, 2019

A 12-year-old boy was referred to Mohave County Juvenile Probation Department after he allegedly made threats about bringing a gun to school.

Lake Havasu City Police said the Starline Elementary School student allegedly said on Wednesday he was going to bring a gun and ammunition to the school. Police officers began investigating the threats and interviewed other students. Six hours after the investigation began, the boy was referred to the juvenile probation office for making threats, disorderly conduct, and disruption of an educational institution. Police said the boy didn’t have access to any firearms and there was no plan to follow through on the threat. School administrators were notified of the situation.

The incident is the second of its kind this school year. In August, police arrested a 16-year-old high school students for making threats.

Police warn students to be responsible about comments and posts on social media because jokes can be interpreted as threats, leading to an investigation and possible charges.

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