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Arizona students arrested after school threats, setting up GoFundMe page, police say

Arizona police have arrested two Combs High School students after they allegedly threatened to shoot at their school.

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Two Arizona students, who spoke about the recording of their high school and even set up a GoFundMe account to help raise money to buy ammunition are now facing terrorism-related charges, after being arrested by the police.

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said the students were reported to officials of Combs High School after the other heard them talking about bringing a gun to the building.

Officers went to the Phoenix-area school on Friday to investigate and came to the arrest of the two students, the Combs Unified School District said in a letter sent home to parents Monday.

“Our commitment is always to ensure the safety of your child and because we investigate and report every comment, social media post, or rumors that is a threat to our schools or students,” the letter said.

A later investigation of a 15-year-old student behind the alleged plot was revealed that he had threatened to file off the serial number of a gun and bring it to the high school, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement obtained by KSAZ.

The police said that the student does not actually have the weapons, but the second had direct access to them in his house.

Both were accused of conspiracy to commit terrorism and the interference and interruption of an educational institution, ABC 15 reported. The letter did not say whether the students back to the school or not.

GoFundMe told KSAZ that the campaign was initiated by the students does not increase a cent and it is now removed from the platform, with the organizer is prohibited.

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