Alert Phoenix police arrested a 14-year-old boy in Phoenix, Arizona for allegedly threatening a killing spree at his former middle school on the widely popular video sharing website Youtube. Authorities revealed they successfully arrested the boy for posting the threats in the comments section of a YouTube music video for the hit
song “Pumped Up Kicks”.
Sergeant Jessie Spurgin, a Maricopa County sheriff’s spokesman said aside from the killing spree, the suspect also intended to kill himself after commit his killing spree. Spurgin said during their search on the home of the suspect they were able to seize a sawed-off shotgun. Upon interrogation, the suspect admitted to his planned crime. Police investigators said they learned of the threat by the ex-Wigwam Creek Middle School student by an out-of-state YouTube viewer who went to the site for
“Pumped Up Kicks,” by the band Foster the People.
According to reports, despite the threats the school went on as scheduled on Tuesday, with only a “small amount of absences” caused by news of the threat. More policemen were also stationed on the said school to guard it from possible harm.Criminal charges are also now being readied against the detained teenagers for his menacing crime.