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A 14-year-old student was arrested at his home Friday after he allegedly threatened in a Facebook post that there would be a shooting at Palmdale High School, prompting authorities to lock down the school as a precaution, a sheriff’s lieutenant said.

The investigation began at the campus at 2137 East Avenue R shortly after 8 a.m., said Deputy Jason Ames of the sheriff’s Palmdale Station.

A lockdown was imposed, briefly lifted and then re-imposed as the investigation proceeded, he said.

School operations returned to normal about 1:15 p.m. after investigators arrested the student on suspicion of making criminal threats, said Lt. Slade Carrizosa of the sheriff’s Lancaster Station, which patrols the school.

The student, who was arrested in the 38800 block of Fourth Street East in Palmdale, was not enrolled at Palmdale High School. He attends another high school in Palmdale, the lieutenant said.

Images of weapons were displayed as part of the Facebook post, Carrizosa said, adding that the threat did not target anyone specifically.

City News Service

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