- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 5, 2016

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Two juveniles have been arrested in connection with threats made against two Mesa high schools last week.

Police say one juvenile is facing charges of disorderly conduct and threatening. The other will face a charge of false reporting to law enforcement.

Police say the threats came from an online account with a profile picture featuring a clown.

A post asked users to vote on whether Mesa High School or Red Mountain High should be targeted.

Law enforcement and school district officials deemed the threats unsubstantiated. But police investigators worked with Mesa Public Schools officials to obtain information on those responsible.

The threats came during an uptick in clown-related police calls across the country.

Last week, three teenagers were arrested for similar threats made against schools in Phoenix, Glendale and Tolleson.

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