Student in custody after bomb threat at Prescott Valley school

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PRESCOTT VALLEY -- A Prescott Valley high school was evacuated Tuesday afternoon after a bomb threat was reported.

Prescott Valley police officers and Central Yavapai Fire personnel responded to Bradshaw Mountain High School at approximately 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Prescott Valley police Sgt. Art Askew said the officers thoroughly searched the area of the school where the reported bomb was supposed to be and found nothing suspicious.

All students, faculty and staff were evacuated during the threat. Officers reopened the school at approximately 1:50 p.m.

According to Askew, the school resource officer conducted follow-up investigations. A juvenile male student was interviewed and reportedly made statements implicating himself in the threat.

The student was charged with interference with or disruption of an educational facility and as well as hoax, both felonies. The boy was booked into the Yavapai County Juvenile Detention Facility.

Askew said the student also faces disciplinary action from the school which could possibly result in his suspension or expulsion.