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Police arrest teen for making social media threats against Arroyo Grande High School

Posted at 4:33 PM, Nov 17, 2019

Police arrested an Arroyo Grande teen after they say he made threats against Arroyo Grande High School on social media.

The Arroyo Grande Police Department says a 17-year-old male posted a photo of himself posing with what looked like a 1911 handgun during the evening hours of Friday, November 15th.

In a statement, police also say the juvenile, who's an Arroyo Grande resident, made criminal threats of violence to be carried out at the high school.

Officials say the weapon in the photo was later determined to be a BB gun; that BB gun was seized when they took the teen into custody Saturday morning.

He is booked at the San Luis Obispo Juvenile Services Center on criminal threat charges.

Arroyo Grande High School Principal, Dan Neff, sent out an email to parents and students informing them of the threat. In that email, Neff says the juvenile is a student at the high school.

Neff said in an email that school will proceed as normal on Monday.

Police say as a precaution, extra police patrol and school supervision will be in place at the high school and other surrounding schools in the Lucia Mar Unified School District on Monday.