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Safford Police make arrest in cyber bullying case

Posted at 9:45 PM, Nov 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-09 00:16:36-05

Safford Police have made an arrest in the case of severe cyberbullying that kept 400 Safford students home Monday.

According to Safford Police, the girl they first thought to be the victim in the case actually sent threatening Snapchat messages to herself.

9OYS spoke with the girl and her mother about the situation on Tuesday.

Safford Police posted about the arrest to their Facebook page Wednesday night.

"The suspect confessed to sending all of the inappropriate/threatening Snapchat messages, apparently for attention," police said.

The original suspect, another Safford student submitted to and passed a lie detector test.

Safford Police say they seized the accused girl's phone and found she didn't send the messages.

The suspect is facing charges related to making terroristic threats and false reporting.

Police say she may face additional charges.