Joe Arpaio's High School "Murder/Suicide Plot" Suspect Released to Her Parents

Categories: Damn Teenagers
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Joe Arpaio explaining that a Mesa girl's plot "almost meets the profile of what happened in Connecticut."
The 16-year-old girl who had a plan that Sheriff Joe Arpaio declared "almost meets the profile of what happened in [Newtown], Connecticut" has been released from custody.

Maricopa County Superior Court spokesman Vincent Funari tells New Times that a judge ordered the girl to be released on an electronic-monitoring a program -- which both sides had agreed to, he says

See also:
-Joe Arpaio: Red Mountain High School Plot "Almost Meets the Profile of What Happened in Connecticut"
-MCSO: "Serious Murder/Suicide Plot" Uncovered at Mesa's Red Mountain High School

After a hearing on the matter, a judge ruled that the girl "isn't a threat," while releasing her on the electronic-monitoring program, according a report from the Associated Press.

Additionally, Funari says prosecutors withdrew a request to have the girl charged as an adult.

Back to the AP, "The Maricopa County Attorney's Office had requested that the teen be tried as an adult."

Arpaio called the press conference on December 20 to announce that detectives arrested the girl, who posted a threat online, reading in part, "I now literally have a plan of seriously hurting... killing... murdering people in my high school."

That school was Red Mountain High School in Mesa. Another part of her post said, "I WORK at the high school as a student teacher basically...which is why no one can find out about me somewhat accidentally planning to blow up the school. (and yes... it would be super easy...)."

Although there were three guns in the girl's home, they had trigger locks and were kept in a safe, and they belonged to her parents, so they weren't seized.

However, Arpaio said the girl's parents told detectives that their daughter had "a history of mental-health issues," and had recently been asking where the guns were kept.

It's impossible to tell how legitimate the threats were, but Arpaio continued to compare the girl's plans to the Connecticut elementary school shooting, saying it "almost meets the profile of what happened" there.

Pressed for an explanation, Arpaio said to "look at it" -- the plan was at a school, the number of guns involved was the same, the plot was premeditated, and they both had access to the school, Arpaio explained.

"The smoke was there, but thankfully, we prevented the fire," Arpaio said.

However, the girl apparently "isn't a threat," according to a judge, and she'll be on an electronic-monitoring program as her case is handled by a juvenile court.


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Mikey1969
Mikey1969

//"Pressed for an explanation, Arpaio said to "look at it" -- the plan was at a school, the number of guns involved was the same, the plot was premeditated, and they both had access to the school, Arpaio explained. "//

Bullshit Joe, the Newtown shooter din NOT have "access to the school" any more than I have access to this high school. The "his mother worked there" story has been discredited since day 1, and he blew out a window to get access to the school. Do a little research.

66rock
66rock topcommenter

Jeeze someone  in the county please think of a legal way to get rid of this grandstanding piece of waste!!  He wastes everyone's time and our money just for his ego.  Who, who, who voted for this guy?  What in the hell is wrong with this county?  This new new board has got to find a way to make this a hired position, not voters choice.  It is a must with the irresponsible stupid voters here.   He was voted in slightly over 50% of the voting population, so obviously half the voters here are too frickin stupid for the responsibility. As we know he got that % only because someone talked that 3rd guy into not withdrawing, sweetened the pot.  There is something of a deal somewhere on that, follow up on him, see what he is doing now and in the short term.  There is a paper written trail somewhere, he talked to someone with power or pull.  Find out who. Do not forget, stay on the trail, the evidence is there waiting to be found.   Since he was voted in, can we or can we not recall this senile piece of crud??



marcy
marcy

Joe is senile

PissOnArpaio
PissOnArpaio

Now here's a true statement if there ever was one.

>>if he really wants to start arresting people for "ALMOST" fitting profiles, he should look at and be prosecuting his resident fan boi "JoeArpaioFan" who is also making lame ass threats on the computer.

Francisco Cortez
Francisco Cortez

She must be white. So we have no say in it when Arpaio's in charge.

gerry_c
gerry_c

I have guns and three sons in school. That is half of the CT profile...times 3 ... or 1.5 of a threat according to Arpaio.

Janice Hudson Neal
Janice Hudson Neal

Joe's only interested in getting some media coverage for himself.

Scott Leamy
Scott Leamy

Why not....these days we are only trying to handcuff the law abiding citizens. Criminals and mental patients just slip through the cracks. Let's make some more gun laws though.

Brett Giles
Brett Giles

She should go free and be treated for her obvious mental health issues.

Pamela Desertkid
Pamela Desertkid

She needs to be evaluated and kept "somewhere" until someone can determine what is the root of her problems. Releasing her to her parents too early may be a mistake.

ReggieVV
ReggieVV

If he could investigate the threats to the State by Babeu, the clown attorney that is his clone in Pinal, the clown in the AG's office, and all the sex offenses in Surprise and El Mirage he would really be doing something.  It would have been ideal if this girl was an illegal alien working at a car warsh.  He could have saved us  all then.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

whereas the girl definitely has some serious mental health issues, Joe is only interested in this so as to get himself in the papers. if he really wants to start arresting people for "ALMOST" fitting profiles, he should look at and be prosecuting his resident fan boi "JoeArpaioFan" who is also making lame ass threats on the computer. because JAF certainly "ALMOST" fits the profile of Jared Laughner. Joe should also consider doing time himself, because he not only "ALMOST" fits the profile of an Adolph Hitler type personality by trying to rid any undesirables from his country, he is doing it based on ethnicity and even goes as far as to claim he has already established his own concentration camps (his words, not mine). Joe has even established a system of purging some of those undesirables as proven by the pre-trial detainee mortality rate that he is currently  running. Adolph Hitler (Joe) went on a personal crusade against the Jews (Mexicans) and also locked up any other UNDESIRABLES (critics) and even had the systematic deaths of the MENTALLY ILL and INFIRM (Marty Atencio and Scott Norberg to name only two) in his   CONCENTRATION CAMPS (Joe calls them the same thing). Adolph Hitlers own people were afraid to say anything just as Joe's are. so actually Joe does a lot more than "ALMOST" fit the profile of ...... 

stillhungry
stillhungry

Two days ago called, Matt - it wants its news back.

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

Why was this case investigated by MCSO and not Mesa PD? Joe stepping on some toes again?

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@danzigsdaddy Still disagree with the Hitler analogy.  I disagree with Arpaio's use or acceptance of the analogy and still disagree with the comparison.  If these two were taken out back, made to dig their own graves, climb into the pits they just dug and then executed then I would begin to agree. But that is not the case.  Two deaths do no make it systematic - 20,000 begins to make it systematic, but not 2, 20 or even 200.  Don't get me wrong, this by no means constitutes my approval of Arpaio, his conduct or the way those working for him conduct themselves, because I don't condone anything Arpaio has done, but I continue to disagree with the Hitler analogy.

cassityg32
cassityg32

@eric.nelson745 because the newton shooting "selfishly" took all the medias attention so ol joe had to do something to bring the focus back on him.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

@eric.nelson745 Yeah, it's hard to see where your stepping when your head is as far up your ass as Joe's is.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@JohnQ.Public your point is made and taken, you are right so i will not make that comparison again.   BUT, i do notice there was no objection to the "JoeArpaioFan" to Jared Laughner comparison, so at least i was dead on on one of them

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@JohnQ.Public ouch......i see your point there. the digging their own graves is a pretty good point


66rock
66rock topcommenter

,  @cassityg32   Yes, and if that doesn't show he is senile, I don't know what would.  The county sat and let him do the Hawaii birther shit and did nothing.  This new board needs to demand either a resignation or a mental capacity evaluation.  If they can't, then we need to find out how many signatures are needed to demand that evaluation, there are enough incidents and reasons to list on the complaint/petition of demand. There are people  with the ability to organize such a thing, you know who you are.!  We can not be stuck with this type of nonsense for the next four years.  

A Maricopa County taxpayer, Mesa

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