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Two Sunnyside students arrested for Twitter bomb threat

Two Sunnyside students arrested for Twitter bomb threat

CREATED Jan 7, 2013

Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Tucson Police have arrested two Sunnyside High School students from a bomb threat made over Twitter.

Sgt. Chris Widmer tells KGUN9 that on January 6, police responded to a 9-1-1 call from a mother who reported she saw on her child’s Twitter, that someone had posted the remark, “Who wants me to blow up my school tomorrow?”  There was a response to the post from another individual that read, “I will bring the C4 and semtex”.  

Detectives responded and located both individuals responsible for the Twitter post.  Both are students at Sunnyside High School.  They stated the Twitter posts were meant as a joke and had no intentions of harming anyone at their school.

Detectives did not find any evidence that either suspect had any equipment to carry through with
the threat.

They were booked into the Pima County Juvenile Correction Center on one count of interference with an educational institution.

Police take the issue of school safety very seriously.  Threats made against any school or
students will be thoroughly investigated and prosecuted to the fullest extent.

Parents are urged to monitor their children’s social media accounts and report any suspicious activity to police immediately.