Teens may face terrorism charges in connection with Yuma school threats

YUMA, Ariz. (KSAZ) -- Officials in Yuma say two 16-year-olds may face terrorism charges, in connection with alleged school shootings threats that were made against high schools in the area.

In a statement released Wednesday afternoon, Sgt. Lori Franklin with Yuma Police say two 16-year-old male students from Desert View Middle & High School have been identified as the subjects who allegedly made the threats.

"Both juveniles will have charges forwarded to the County Attorney’s Office for review for terrorism," read a portion of the statement.

Yuma Police received called on Monday morning, in reference to a possible school shooting that was to occur at either Cibola High School or Yuma Catholic High School.

 

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