Kennedy High School
John F. Kennedy High School in La Palma. Courtesy of the school

A student at John F. Kennedy High School in La Palma was arrested Thursday for allegedly making criminal threats against the school on social media.

A school resource officer was notified of a social media post made by the boy, which contained an image and text indicating a threat of violence, according to the La Palma Police Department.

“Although the threat was not specific to any person or place, there was sufficient evidence to believe a crime had occurred,” read a police statement.

The suspect, whose age was not immediately disclosed, was arrested and taken to Orange County Juvenile Hall, where he remains in custody, police said.

The parents of the boy were cooperating with the investigation and have surrendered multiple firearms for safekeeping during the ongoing investigation, police said.

Staff at Kennedy High School have worked cooperatively with the authorities during the investigation, police added.

There will be increased police presence on the campus Friday “out of an abundance of caution,” according to police.

—City News Service

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