Students arrested after threats made against classmates and teachers
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TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Police arrested two Flowing Wells High School students after threats were made against students and teachers at the school on social media.
Sgt. Maria Hawke with TPD tells KGUN9 that two students at the high school was arrested for multiple felonies and misdemeanors after police say they made threats to students at the school.
The threats were made on social media Tuesday night. A parent notified police that threats had been posted to her son's Facebook page.
Hawke says the threats were specific in nature, threatening to harm not only the student but other students and teachers as well as threatening to "shoot up" the school.
Police met with the principal of Flowing Wells on Wednesday to try and find out where the threats came from or who could have made them.
Officers interviewed students at the school to try and get more information. They learned that five students received threatening statements on their Facebook pages, all of which came from the same Facebook account.
Police were then able to charge two students from Flowing Wells High School Thursday morning after tracking down the IP Address.
One suspect is a 17-year-old boy, the other a 16-year-old boy. Because they are minors, we are withholding their names.
One student was charged with two felonies and 24 misdemeanors while the other was charged with two felonies and eight misdemeanors.
Nic Clement, the superintendent of the Flowing Wells School District says the school sent out a recorded message to parents on Wednesday informing them of the threats.
"We need to continue to have the conversation, we need to continue to work with students and make sure they know their rights [and] their responsibilities, " Clement told KGUN9's Cory Marshall.
"This is a different age, this is a different time," Clement continued.