Former student arrested in conjunction with high school bomb threat

Logo QCUSD squareA Queen Creek teen was arrested March 6 in conjunction with threatening to bomb a high school and allegedly hanging a dead coyote near the school, reports CBS 5 News.

The boy threatened to bomb his former school – Queen Creek High School, 22149 E. Ocotillo Road – and is suspected of killing a coyote that was found hanging from a street light near a Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints church and adjacent to the school, according to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Sheriff Arpaio said the threat was posted on social media and it caused a five-hour long lockdown on Feb. 25.

The boy was held in county juvenile jail on felony threatening and interference of an education institution. He was released the next day to his parents, Joaquin Enriquez, spokesman for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, said in an e-mailed response to questions. The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office will be reviewing the case, Mr. Enriquez said.

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