SAN DIEGO -- A student was arrested in connection with a threat against La Jolla High School on Friday.
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.
Police said the boy made two threats: one verbal and one online.
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.
La Jolla High School Principal Chuck Podhorsky notified parents of Friday morning's incident by letter.
“The school has had the support of the San Diego Police and San Diego Unified Police today,” Podhorsky wrote. “I wanted to make you aware that the student who made the threat has been taken into custody (off campus). We will continue to have the support of officers throughout the day.”
At least six other San Diego-area youths have been arrested over the last several weeks amid a spate of direct and veiled school-violence threats that have erupted nationwide in the aftermath of last month’s mass-casualty shooting spree at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore encourages any student to report any possible threat. They can remain anonymous when they call 888-580-8477.