Police arrest boy after threats to Alamogordo schools


ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Police say a 12-year-old boy has been arrested after making threatening phone calls to four Alamogordo schools.

The Alamogordo Daily News reports Alamogordo Public Schools officials instructed all campuses to shelter in place Thursday morning after two middle schools and two elementary schools received shooting threats.

Police Capt. Roger Schoolcraft says the boy called the schools after 9 a.m. Thursday, threatening to shoot up the campuses. The boy was later arrested and charged with 17 misdemeanor counts of interference with staff, public officials or the general public.

The boy remains detained pending his appearance in children's court.

The Associated Press does not usually publish the names of juveniles who are crime suspects.

School officials say the shelter in place alert was lifted at about 10:45 a.m.


Information from: Alamogordo Daily News, http://www.alamogordonews.com


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