A ninth-grader at Warren High School in Downey was arrested Thursday for allegedly posting a threat of a campus shooting via a social media site, police said.

The boy, whose name was not released because of his age, was taken into custody at the campus about 11:45 a.m., booked on suspicion of making criminal threats and released to his parents, said Downey police Lt. Mark McDaniel.

“After speaking with the juvenile suspect, it was discovered that the threat made over social media was intended as a joke,” McDaniel said.

He said there were no other suspects involved and there was no further threat to students or faculty.

According to the Long Beach Press-Telegram, the post — made via Instagram — threatened a shooting at the campus on March 20.

The case will be presented for possible prosecution, McDaniel said.

City News Service

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