Student at Arroyo High School in El Monte accused of threatening teachers on Twitter

EL MONTE >> Police arrested a 16-year-old Arroyo High School junior Friday after he allegedly posted a threat against two of his teachers online via Twitter, officials said.
School officials first learned of the threat posted on social media about 9:40 a.m. Friday, El Monte police Sgt. Richard Luna said in a written statement.
“A 16-year-old student of the school had posted a specific threat via his ‘Twitter’ account to harm two faculty members,” Luna said. Both victims were the student’s teachers.
Though it was not discovered until Friday, “The threat was posted (Thursday) while the student was in class,” Luna said.
Upon learning of the threat, school officials notified the school resource officer, who investigated the threat and ultimately arrested the student on suspicion of making criminal threats, the sergeant said. No harm came to either of the two teachers named in the threat.
No further details were released.

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Bassett High on lockdown after shooting threat reported

BASSETT — Authorities locked down Bassett High School Thursday afternoon after receiving reports of a planned shooting on campus.

The report came in about 12:10 p.m. , according to Sheriff’s Sgt. S. Bracken, at the Industry substation.

“It was an anonymous call about a potential shooting,” Bracken said. “Our lieutenants and sergeants are at the scene right now attempting to sort it out.”

The school remains on lockdown.

Bracken said the call came from a concerned parent.

“A kid wanted to come home early because he heard there was going to be a shooting on campus,” Bracken said.

Bracken did not know if the threat was gang related.

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