Student Arrested After Allegedly Threatening School Shooting

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A Camarillo High School sophomore was arrested after allegedly threatening to kill another student, carry out a shooting at the campus then kill himself, police stated Friday.


File photo of an LAPD patrol car. (Credit: Chris Yarzab/flickr via Creative Commons)

As the high school’s graduation ceremony took place Thursday, patrol deputies responded to a call about 15-year-old making threats, according to a City of Camarillo Police Department media release.

Investigators located the student and a parent at his home and took the juvenile in without incident.

Weapons were removed from the student’s home and booked into the local sheriff’s office, the release stated.

The juvenile said he did threaten another student but indicated he did not intend to carry out the threat.

He was cited for making criminal threats.

Several thousand people attended the high school graduation, and deputies at the ceremony were aware of the threats, the release stated.

The 15-year-old was evaluated by the Children’s Intensive Response Team and taken for additional mental health treatment.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the Ventura County Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.