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A student was in custody Monday evening in connection with a threat made on social media against Millikan High School in Long Beach.

A picture of several rifles with the caption “Don’t go to Millikan tomorrow” was posted on a student’s Instagram Monday and Long Beach police were notified about it around 5 p.m. The threatening post was quickly deleted and another post said it was a joke or the student’s account was hacked, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

“Once notified, officers and detectives immediately began investigating and arrested a juvenile student they believe responsible for the threat,” according to a statement from the department. “At this time, the department is confident there is NO threat to the high school.”

Extra officers will patrol the area around Millikan High School Tuesday, the statement said.

Police did not disclose the age, gender or name of the student who was arrested.

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