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Arrest Made In Carlsbad High School Social Media Threat

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A teenage girl has been arrested in the shooting threat that shut down Southern California’s Carlsbad High School on Monday and Tuesday this week. The 15 year old is a Carlsbad High School student was arrested around 5PM Tuesday night in connection to the social media threat to “shoot up” the high school.

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On Monday morning someone posted a warning on social media site Instagram warning that they were going to do violence on the Carlsbad High School campus either Monday or Tuesday. The threat was reported to police by a parent and the high school was shut down Monday afternoon and the following Tuesday.

The UT San Diego said

Investigators worked with the Internet Crimes Against Children task force to track the post to its author, Carlsbad city spokeswoman Jodee Sasway said Wednesday. She said police aided by the FBI and school district officials arrested the girl at her home on suspicion of making criminal threats.

Police did not find any indication that the teen had the means or intent to follow through with the threat, Sasway said.

“We understand how distressing such incidents can be for everyone involved,” police investigations Lt. Pete Pascual said in a statement. “The safety of our children is our top priority We are grateful for the assistance of the many outside resources that helped us to the expedited resolution of this incident.”

No word on why the teenager decided to post such a threat on Instagram, but I have a hard time imagining that this will not turn out well for her. This is not something that just goes away, especially in the age of digital media.

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