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Chula Vista High School

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CHULA VISTA, Calif. — Officials locked down a South Bay high school for about an hour Friday after a student left a hateful note to a teacher, authorities said.

Teachers at Chula Vista High School were told to lock their classrooms shortly before 9 a.m. after a 16-year-old student who had been suspended came on campus and left a note for one of his former teachers,  according to Lt. Eric Thunberg. Officials would not say why the student had been suspended, but said the letter did not contain specific threat.

“It was more of a hate letter, versus a threat letter,” Thunberg said.

Chula Vista police unsuccessfully searched for the student for about an hour. When they determined that the student was not on campus, school officials lifted the lock-down.

In the late morning, a campus security officer located the teenager at a downtown mall and took him into custody on unrelated outstanding charges, including vandalism, the lieutenant said. The boy was booked into juvenile hall.

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