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Arrest made in Sahuarita school threat investigation

Posted at 8:00 AM, Oct 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-01 20:42:22-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - Sahuarita police arrested a juvenile they say is responsible for recent social media threats that caused Sahuarita schools to shut down Tuesday.

Police say the suspect -- who they didn't name -- will face charges including making a terrorist threat, interference/disruption of an educational institution and use of an electronic device to threaten.

According to a news release from the Sahuarita Police Department, investigators were looking into two threats on social media. They included a "a cartoon style picture with threats about shooting up a school, pictures of actual firearms, and statements about shooting hundreds of students."

The suspect was booked in Pima County Juvenile Court system.

The investigation is ongoing. Those with information should call 911 or 344-7847.