By CBSLA Staff

FILLMORE (CBSLA) — A 16-year-old Fillmore High School student was arrested Tuesday after making a bomb threat while on campus grounds.

(credit: Fillmore Unified School District)

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Ventura County sheriff’s deputies were called out to the school Tuesday at about 11:11 a.m. to investigate the report of a bomb threat. School officials had become aware that a student used an “online communication service” to say he “had a bomb in his backpack,” according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department.

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Students were safely evacuated from the school, and the student was arrested. Deputies and the sheriff’s bomb/arson unit searched the school and surrounding area, and determined the area to be safe with no explosive devices found.

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The unidentified boy was booked at the Juvenile Justice Center in Oxnard on suspicion of making criminal threats and a false report of a bomb. He is scheduled to make his first court appearance Thursday.