Amid a continuing spate of malicious rumor-mongering about school violence, a La Jolla High School student was arrested Friday for allegedly threatening a campus shooting.
The 15-year-old boy was taken into custody off-campus Friday morning, said Maureen Magee, spokeswoman for San Diego Unified School District. His name was withheld because he is a minor, and details on the purported threat — including whether it allegedly was issued verbally, in writing or online — were not released.
Investigators found no guns during a search of the suspect’s home, police Lt. Steve Waldheim said.
At least six other juvenile arrests have taken place in the San Diego area — three this week — amid a rash of school-violence threats that have erupted nationwide in the aftermath of last month’s mass-casualty shooting rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
None of the local threats were believed to be credible.
–City News Service
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