Threats Investigated Against High Schools In Van Nuys, Lake Elsinore

VAN NUYS (CBSLA.com) — Police say they have taken a 16-year-old into custody for questioning Monday in connection with a threat against Grant High School in Van Nuys.

Officers went to the campus at 13000 Oxnard Street around 7:20 a.m. after the threat, apparently communicated via the internet, was received, Los Angeles police Officer Norma Eisenman said.

The school was placed on lockdown for several hours as a precaution. The incident is being investigated as an apparent hoax, LAPD Officer Drake Madison said.

Further east, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department says an investigation of social media threats against Lakeside High School in Lake Elsinore found nothing to indicate they would actually be carried out.

Officers learned of the threats Sunday night and determined that multiple students were forwarding them via Snapchat.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service and the Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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