Camp Verde teen arrested after allegedly bringing guns to school

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

CAMP VERDE, Ariz. -- A teenager in Camp Verde was arrested Wednesday evening after he allegedly brought two guns on the campus of Camp Verde High School and threatened to shoot a student.

The Camp Verde Marshal’s Office says the 16-year-old suspect was angry that someone had thrown eggs at a friend's vehicle.  He went to a football game at the high school where he allegedly confronted and accused an 18-year-old female student of committing the egging.

According to Sgt. Steve Ganis with the Marshal's Office, the 16-year-old suspect then threatened to shoot the 18-year-old.

Authorities went on to find two firearms, a rifle and a shotgun, in a vehicle that the teen was sitting inside on school grounds.

"He wasn't acting like it was very serious once he was in [police custody]," said Sgt. Ganis, talking about the suspect's temperament after his arrest.  "But in light of the school violence we've seen recently, especially with Sandy Hook and that, the Camp  Verde Marshal's Office is going to take all those threats seriously."

The teen was arrested and taken to the Yavapai County Juvenile Detention Facility on charges of threatening or intimidating, minor in possession of a firearm, and possession of a deadly weapon on school grounds.

According to Sgt. Ganis, the suspect was expelled from Camp Verde H.S. last year and is not currently a student.