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Cambria student arrested after discovery of social media threat

Posted at 11:47 AM, Oct 26, 2018

UPDATE (5:15 p.m.) – The principal of Coast Union High School released the following statement about Friday’s lockdown and student arrest:

“We partnered with the sheriff’s office first thing when we were notified about the social media post. The school was placed on lockdown along with the other schools in the district. Once we were notified that the student was in custody, we resumed classes as normal along with notifying all stakeholders of the incident.”


(11:47 a.m.) – A 15-year-old girl was arrested after the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office says she posted a social media threat against Coast Union High School in Cambria.

The school was reportedly placed on lockdown for about 25 minutes starting at 9:30 a.m. Friday as a result.

Sheriff’s officials say the girl, who is a student at the high school, did not go to class on Friday. Deputies reportedly found her at home, questioned her, and took her into custody. She was taken to juvenile hall.

Investigators say the threat was general in nature and was not specifically directed at any particular student or faculty member. It’s believed there is no longer a threat to the school at this time.