Phoenix Police Arrest HS Student in Terrorist Threat Case

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Phoenix Police Department Sergeant Tommy Thompson reported that a local high-school teenager threatened to blow up a mosque and brought several pounds of potassium nitrate to school as his plan developed. (Fox News photo)

NBC News – Police took a 15-year-old boy into custody after he allegedly threatened to blow up a mosque, and bringing several pounds of potassium nitrate to his Phoenix school, officials said.

A classmate of the Pinnacle High School student told his parents Monday that the suspect said he wanted to blow up (what he called) a Muslim church, police said. The parents called Phoenix police, who said the boy told them he did not observe any weapons or devices.

But the next day, the classmate noticed the suspect had brought a plastic bag containing several pounds of a white powdery substance to school, police said.

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