- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 14, 2017

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - Police in Peoria say a 12-year-old student has been arrested for allegedly making online threats against an elementary school.

They say the unidentified boy was booked Monday into the Durango Juvenile Detention Center on a hoax charge.

Police say the charge is preliminary and others may be added.

They say the boy attends Alta Loma Elementary School and allegedly made threats against Santa Fe Elementary School in a group on social media.

Two concerned Santa Fe Elementary students contacted school staff about the threats and school staff contacted police.



Police say the threats were deemed credible due to the statements made regarding the action, but details weren’t released.

The Peoria Unified School District was notified of the incident and arrest.

It was unclear Tuesday if the boy has a lawyer.

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