LAWNDALE (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say they have arrested a 17-year-old girl Wednesday on suspicion of threatening to shoot students at Lawndale High School via Twitter.
The girl, a student at Lawndale High School, was arrested at her home about 6:30 a.m. on suspicion of felony criminal threats and booked at Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall, sheriff’s officials said. Her name was not released.
Extra sheriff’s deputies were deployed to the campus, at 14901 Inglewood Ave., as reassurance to students and staff, officials said.
Deputies received a call early this morning “from a concerned person stating someone made threats via Twitter to shoot students at school,” sheriff’s Capt. Mike Parker said.