GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Two juveniles have been taken into custody by Goodyear police for their alleged involvement in making a threat against Desert Thunder Elementary School.
Police received a report Wednesday of a possible threat made against the school on social media. Officers then visited the home of a student believed to be involved in the threat.
Officers reported finding a gun replica that was painted to look realistic. The student was taken into custody.
The following morning, police obtained a search warrant for the home of another juvenile believed to also be involved in the threat. Officers allegedly found a firearm that was accessible to the child, who was then taken into custody.
One student is facing charges of disrupting an educational institution, making threats, and using an electronic device to make threats. The second student is facing charges of disrupting an educational institution and prohibited possession of a firearm.
Police said the investigation is ongoing.
In a statement, the Avondale Elementary School District said there's no immediate danger to the students and staff of Desert Thunder.
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