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Cibola High School student arrested after allegedly making threats

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YUMA, Ariz. - The Yuma Police Department arrested a student after he allegedly made threats at Cibola High School Monday.

Yuma Union High School District said the student, a 15-year-old boy, was making threats during class and was telling other students about it. Students then reported the threats to a student resource officer who notified authorities. 

YPD detectives interviewed the student and the information they received was confirmed. 

The student was arrested and will be booked into the Yuma County Juvenile Justice Center for terrorism. 

YUHSD's superintendent Gina Thompson released a statement following Monday's incident: 

“We are aware of the charges against a student at Cibola High School and have been working throughout the day with Yuma Police Department. The safety and security of our students and staff is the primary concern and responsibility of Yuma Union High School District. Today was an example of our entire community working together. Students reported the incident and Cibola administrators immediately contacted YPD who acted swiftly and decisively," Thompson said. 

The Yuma Police Department encourages anyone with any information about this case to please call the Yuma Police Department at 928-373-4700 or 78-Crime at (928) 782-7463 to remain anonymous.


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