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Police Arrest Boy in Arizona for Threat to Mt. Vernon High School


ISP: Text from 1,500 miles away was not a credible threat

Police also remind students and parents to immediately report threats to police or school administrators.

An Arizona teen has been arrested after an alleged threat to Mt. Vernon High School. WNIN’s John Gibson has the story:

Indiana State Police say troopers and Mt. Vernon police officers were alerted to a threatening text message sent to a student Wednesday morning.

The ISP says the message was sent through an app that disguises the sender.

The message alleged a shooting was going to occur the next day at Mt. Vernon Senior High School.

Police said it was not a credible theat.

The ISP says officers were able to identify the sender as a 15-year-old boy from Mesa, Arizona, who had previously attended Mt. Vernon High School and who knew the student who received the message.

Mesa Police arrested the suspect on charges of Interfering with an Educational Institution, a Level 6 Felony, and Threatening and Intimidating, a Class 1 Misdemeanor.

The ISP says any threat toward students, staff, and schools are taken seriously and will be thoroughly investigated.