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Mountain Pointe sophomore arrested after making bomb threat on Twitter

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Posted: Monday, May 20, 2013 4:38 pm

Tempe Police officers arrested a 15-year-old student from Mountain Pointe High School on Monday after connecting him to an online bomb threat last week.

On May 16, which was known as “Senior Prank Day,” a concerned citizen saw a tweet from an account later linked to the student that stated the explosive C-4 was going to be “planted at toilets across the district,” according to Tempe Police Department spokesman Sgt. Michael Pooley.

The student was arrested, booked and released Monday but will be charged with interference at an educational facility, a class 6 felony, according to Pooley.

Pooley said the student, who admitted to making the threat online, said he did it as a joke referencing to a student from Marcos de Niza High School in Tempe who was recently arrested after making hand bombs.

Pooley said there was no threat to the school or anyone on campus.

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