A Los Angeles County Sheriff's cruiser. Photo by John Schreiber
A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s cruiser. Photo by John Schreiber
A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s cruiser. Photo by John Schreiber

A threat that was made via social media prompted authorities Thursday to provide extra security at Lawndale High School, the sheriff’s department reported.

About 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, the South Los Angeles Sheriff’s Station “was notified by residents that a threat had been made on a social media app indicating that a school shooting will take place at Lawndale High School (Thursday) …,” according to a statement from the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

“The South Los Angeles Sheriff’s Station will dispatch extra deputy personnel at Lawndale High School to ensure the safety of the students,” the statement said. “Detectives are following all leads in an attempt to identify and apprehend the suspect.”

Anyone with information about the case was urged to call the sheriff’s station at (323) 820-6700; or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.

— City News Service

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