Law enforcement officials in Mohave County, Arizona, say that two teenage girls were arrested after they allegedly plotted a school shooting and made a list of students they planned on targeting.
On Wednesday, sheriff’s deputies responded to reports that students were planning a shooting at Kingman High School in Kingman, Arizona, according to a statement from the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.
After investigating, deputies located a 14 and 15-year-old female who were allegedly planning the act.
“The investigation revealed that the two students had relationship issues and stated they had been bullied by some of the students, to which they had intended on fatally wounding,” the sheriff’s office wrote in a post on Facebook on Friday.
“Although the manner was not specific, the intent was. The two students had comprised a list of students in which they intended to cause harm to,” the office continued.
The sheriff’s office said that the list included the names of 14 students who the girls “intended to target,” and that “the parents of those students on the list were immediately contacted and advised of the threat.”
The two girls were arrested and charged with making a terrorist threat, which is a felony. They were booked into the Mohave County Juvenile Detention Facility.
“The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office has a zero tolerance stance against any threat or disruption to our educational facilities, their students, or their faculty,” it stated.
Newsweek has reached out to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office for additional comment.
Other Incidents of Students Being Targeted With Violence
In a separate incident in October, a sheriff’s office in Utah arrested a 15-year-old girl who allegedly plotted to carry out a mass shooting at her high school “like Columbine.”
Deputies said that they received reports of messages from an Instagram account that contained “terroristic threats including the act of committing a mass school shooting.” The girl’s phone also allegedly contained a video of her making napalm in her driveway.
On Thursday, police in Jacksonville, North Carolina, said that two students were stabbed in a violent incident in a high school common area. One of the students died from their injuries, and a teacher, who wasn’t stabbed, was also injured. Jacksonville’s chief of police and public safety director described the incident as a “physical altercation between students on campus that resulted in the stabbing of two victims.”
Last week, in Greenwood, Indiana, officials said that a student was shot and killed at a bus stop. The incident led to several school lockdowns, with police saying that they believed the shooting was an “isolated incident,” with the victim being targeted.