Arrest Made After Officials Investigate Social Media Threats Against High School in Temecula

Officials Friday arrested a juvenile after a threat was made against a Temecula high school through social media, but no evacuations or lock downs were issued during the investigation.

Parents picked up students at Chaparral High School after a threats against the school were made on Twitter on Oct. 7, 2016. (Credit: Matthew Ressler)

Parents picked up students at Chaparral High School after a threats against the school were made on Twitter on Oct. 7, 2016. (Credit: Matthew Ressler)

The threats were made on late Thursday against Chaparral High School, 27215 Nicolas Rd., school officials indicated in an email sent to parents.

The threats made references to clown masks, explosives and weapons being used on campus at specific times.

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department deputies were on campus to deal with the “undetermined social media threat,” and parents were allowed to pick up their children.

A photo shared with KTLA showed a crowded lobby as parents arrived to pick up students.

Students were first locked in class, then were sent to the gym, student Latrell Kent told KTLA.

Deputies and police dogs were searching the campus looking for anything suspicious.

Deputy Mike Vasquez said the threats were not credible, but the search of the school was done as a precautionary measure.

Details about the arrest were unavailable Friday evening except that the suspect is a student at the school and no guns or explosives were found on him when he was arrested.

KTLA's Alexandria Hernandez contributed to this story.