Westview High School
Westview High School. Image from school video

A Westview High School student was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of threatening to carry out a shooting at the Torrey Highlands-area campus this week.

The teen, whose name, age and gender were not released, allegedly told fellow students to stay home from school Wednesday so they could avoid the purportedly planned gun rampage, according to San Diego Police.

Several of the youths who heard the comments reported them to school officials, who called the police, San Diego Police Department Lt. Paul Phillips said.

The suspect was questioned, arrested and booked into juvenile hall.

“No weapons have been found at this time,” Phillips said this evening, adding that the investigation was ongoing.

–City News Service