Sheriff’s deputies announced Friday they arrested a teenager for making criminal threats against a Palmdale high school.
Deputies received a call about 6:30 p.m. Thursday regarding a threat for a planned shooting Friday at Pete Knight High School, according to Public Information Deputy Ronald Sneed of the sheriff’s Palmdale Station.
The deputies went to the school, in the 37000 block of 70th St E, and learned about a fight that occurred on the campus earlier that day which resulted in several students being detained and suspended. The deputies conducted a thorough investigation, including multiple interviews and parent-authorized searches of homes, Sneed said.
They interviewed a male teen involved in the fight who made threats on social media and posted pictures of a person holding a firearm and bullets. He admitted to posting the picture and to writing additional threats, Sneed said.
The deputies formed the opinion that the threats rose to the level of a crime and placed him under arrest for criminal threats. He was booked and transported to Sylmar Juvenile Hall, Sneed said.
Several additional students were interviewed regarding the incident but were found to have no involvement with the posting or threats.