Anaheim Teen Arrested on Suspicion of Making School Shooting Threats

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An Anaheim teenager was arrested Tuesday after making social media threats about shootings at four different high schools, authorities said.

Western High School is seen in an image from Google Maps.
Western High School is seen in an image from Google Maps.

A Western High School student saw a screenshot of the threatening Instagram post on Snapchat, and contacted Anaheim police on Sunday evening, said Anaheim Police Dept. spokeswoman Kristina Hamm.

The suspect, a 14-year-old Western High School freshman, threatened that the attacks would happen Friday at Magnolia, Western, Cypress and Buena Park high schools, according to police. He was arrested Tuesday night at his home in Anaheim and was in custody Wednesday morning, Hamm said.

“We do believe that it was just an error in judgment and no actual violence was actually intended, but we’re still investigating,” Hamm said.

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