West Covina Teen Arrested in False Bomb Threat at 2 Walnut Schools He Attends: LASD

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Students leave the campus of Mount San Antonio College after a possible bomb threat on March 24, 2016. (Credit: Louie Ortega)

A West Covina teen has been arrested on suspicion of phoning in a bomb threat to a high school and college where he is a student, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced Thursday.

Adrian Mendoza, 18, was taken into custody Wednesday and booked on suspicion of making a flash report of a bomb or explosive device.

The March 24 threat prompted a lockdown at Walnut High School and the evacuation of Mount San Antonio College. Sheriff’s investigators responded, but no explosives were found at the two campuses, which are about 1 1/2 miles apart.

Mendoza is a student enrolled at both schools, the Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.

He was released late Wednesday on $20,000 bail. He is due in court in Pomona Friday, inmate records show.