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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.

Investigators spent the afternoon serving a search warrant at the teen’s Lawndale home to search for possible weapons.

“Threats such as these are taken very seriously,” Parker said. “Criminal threats bring fear to students, faculty, parents, and the community.”

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