2 Teens Arrested For Making False Threats At Mesa Schools

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Two students have been arrested for allegedly making false threats at the high schools they attend in Mesa, according to police.

They said a 14-year-old girl attending Red Mountain High allegedly claimed she had an explosive device in her backpack Friday morning.

Once the student was contacted, police said she admitted to making up the threat.

She was arrested for a misdemeanor threat charge.

In a separate incident Friday, Mesa police arrested a teenage boy who attends Dobson High School.

Investigators said the 15-year-old allegedly posted a threat on social media that led to a lockdown at Dobson.

The teen was identified and when police questioned him, he admitted to posting the threat.

The boy was arrested for misdemeanor threats and felony interference with or disruption of an educational facility.

Police said both students were released to their legal guardian and charges were filed for both through the Maricopa County Attorney Office’s juvenile division.

The names of the two teens haven’t been released.