Man arrested after posting online threat against South Pointe High in Phoenix

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Mugshot of suspect Christopher Rodriguez Mendez, 20. (Source: MCSO) Mugshot of suspect Christopher Rodriguez Mendez, 20. (Source: MCSO)
(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

Police arrested a man after he posted an online threat against a south Phoenix high school early Monday morning. 

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According to Phoenix police, 20-year-old Christopher Michael Rodriguez Mendez posted an online threat against South Pointe High School, located near the area of South Mountain and Central avenues

[RAW VIDEO: Christopher Michael Rodrigues Mendez' original court appearance]

Court documents said police received over 1,000 calls regarding the post made by Mendez.

[PDF: Original police report on Christopher Michael Rodrigues Mendez]

During the course of the investigation, Rodriguez Mendez was contacted by police and he admitted to posting the threats online. He said he posted the threat in retaliation for being assaulted by juveniles he knew to be students at the high school.

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Police say their officers located and arrested Rodriguez Mendez just before 1:30 a.m. 

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Police say that Rodriguez Mendez was booked for one count of use of an electronic communication to terrify, intimidate, threaten or harass, a count of interference with or disruption of an educational institution; and two counts of threatening or intimidating. 

This is the latest school threat incident to happen in the state following the mass shooting that left at least 17 people dead earlier this month in Florida.

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