Worse Post-Shooting Action by an Arizona Teenager: Facebook Threat, or "Toy Gun"?
On the same day that a gunman murdered 27 people, including 20 children, in Connecticut, two Arizona teenagers made poor decisions.
One, in Gilbert, was walking on a high school campus with a "toy rifle," while the other, in Kingman, posted to Facebook that he was "down" to kill a bunch of children at school.
There's no indication that the Gilbert kid was trying to scare anyone, but he did.
Police say he was carrying the toy gun for a "school project," but one parent saw him walking with this toy, and thought it was a rifle. School administrators saw pictures taken of the kid with the toy, and phoned up the cops.
"No threats and no crime occurred," a Gilbert police spokesman said, adding that the incident's in the hands of school administrators.
Meanwhile, a Kingman teenager reportedly posted on Facebook that he was "down to go to school and kill a bunch of little kids."
A Mohave County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman says the teenager told deputies he was "being stupid and he doesn't want to harm anyone."
That case was forwarded to the county attorney for review.
This morning's question: which one was worse?
Cast your vote below:
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Phoenix New Times' biggest stories.
- John McCain Claims to Be Unaware of Arizona's Anti-Islam Movement and That Planned...
- Phoenix Nativist Michelle Dallacroce Bashed "Anchor Babies" Before Donald Trump and...
- Phoenix New Times Seeks News Freelancers