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13-year-old boy arrested for threats at Cottonwood school

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Posted at 10:48 AM, Feb 10, 2023

COTTONWOOD, Ariz. (AP) — A 13-year-old Cottonwood boy is facing serious charges after he allegedly threatened classmates, saying they were on a “kill list.”

Cottonwood police say the incident was reported Thursday afternoon at Mountain View Preparatory School. Several students informed teachers that the boy repeatedly made threats.

Officers spoke with the students and teachers involved.

Authorities say the boy then said he had no real intention to injure anyone. They also found no evidence of an actual list.

The teen, whose name is not being released, was being held Friday at Yavapai County Juvenile Detention Center on charges of making a terroristic threat, threatening or intimidating and interference or disruption of an educational institution.

Sgt. Chad Sinn says parents need to talk to their children about the implications of making even the appearance of any kind of threat of violence at school.

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