A student at South Pasadena High School was taken into custody Friday in connection with a potentially threatening social media posting that prompted a several-hour lockdown of the campus, police said.
Officers went to the campus at 1401 Fremont Ave. Friday morning after becoming aware of the threat, and the school was placed on lockdown as a precaution, according to the South Pasadena Police Department.
According to a police statement, a “snapshot taken from a social media post revealed a possible generalized threat against the school,” and a 17-year-old male student was identified as the suspect.
Officers went to the boy’s home, but he wasn’t there. He was later contacted by phone and was subsequently taken into custody at the police station.
Fox11 reported that the teen posted a photo showing handguns, assault rifles and boxes of ammunition, with a line saying “3 replies and I’ll shoot up the school.”
The boy’s name was withheld.
— City News Service
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