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UPDATE: Teen arrested after social media post that targeted Arroyo Grande High School

Posted at 8:58 AM, Dec 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-18 22:13:15-05

UPDATE (2;10 p.m.) – Lucia Mar Unified School District officials say two separate, unrelated social media posts were investigated by Arroyo Grande police.

The first, discovered Monday, ultimately resulted in the arrest of a 14-year-old boy. Police say he posted a picture of himself with a firearm while driving a stolen vehicle near Arroyo Grande High School. However, school officials say no threat was made to the high school.

The second, which was reported on Tuesday morning, was made by a juvenile who is not enrolled in the school district, according to Lucia Mar officials.  That posting was reportedly deemed not to be a threat.

School officials say because neither of the postings was determined to be a threat, Arroyo Grande High School did not activate its “Secure in Place” protocol. That protocol reportedly includes locking all doors, accounting for students and staff, and securing until further notice.


UPDATE (9:30 a.m.) – Arroyo Grande police say a 14-year-old boy was arrested after posting a picture of himself on social media with a firearm while driving a stolen vehicle near Arroyo Grande High School.

Police say the weapon appeared to be a semi-automatic pistol.

Once police were notified, they say a vehicle matching the description was located near the intersection of Cienega and Valley Road. The driver reportedly failed to stop and the pursuit began.

Police say during the pursuit, the driver threw something out the window, which was later identified as a BB gun.

The pursuit was eventually called off once it reached “unsafe speeds,” according to police.

Monday evening, police say the vehicle was located with the juvenile inside. He was reportedly arrested and booked on felony charges of possession of a stolen vehicle and evading a police officer. His name has not been released due to his age.

Police say they became aware of other social media posts made by people outside of the area.

“It has been determined that there is no threat to the safety of our students or staff members,” police said.

Police say they continue working with other law enforcement agencies to monitor the social media posts.

This is a developing story and will be updated throughout the day as information becomes available.


(8:58 a.m.) – Threats made against Arroyo Grande High School on social media have parents concerned and while law enforcement is not saying much about the situation, district officials say no threat was ever determined.

The posts were made on social media by at least one person.

Arroyo Grande Police Chief Beau Pryor told KSBY News Tuesday morning his staff was working with staff at Arroyo Grande High School and other law enforcement agencies to gather all the facts.

Amy Jacobs, a spokesperson for the Lucia Mar Unified School District, says, “There have been concerns about recent posts on social media regarding AGHS. Lucia Mar worked with law enforcement.  There was no threat determined. We are committed to student safety,  it remains our top priority. School is operating as usual. ”

Police say more information is expected to be released soon.

This is a developing story and will be updated as information becomes available.