Student arrested for posting online threat

DOWNEY – A Warren High freshman was arrested last week after threatening on Instagram that he would shoot up the campus. The threat appeared online March 11 and warned that a shooting would occur on campus March 20.

The Instagram page had no photos, but in its description field it claimed “there’s gonna be a gun shooting on MARCH, 20 so get prepared.”

Police said they were able to quickly identify the suspect and arrest him on campus without incident. The student was booked for criminal threats and released to his parents.

The student told police the threat was meant as a joke. No other suspects were involved, police said.

The case will be presented to Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall for criminal filing.

“We have no information to indicate any further threat to students or faculty,” police said.



Published: March 19, 2015 - Volume 13 - Issue 49