Teen suspected of sending threatening social media messages arrested

SPRING VALLEY (KUSI) — A 14-year-old Steele Canyon High School student was arrested for allegedly sending threatening messages about the Spring Valley-area school via Snapchat.

A photo of a hand with what turned out to be a BB gun, was sent to a student on the social media app with a message that read, "F*** Steele Canyon" and "Don’t come to school tomorrow." The student was allegedly the second to receive such a threat, according to San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies and school officials.

The person was identified and taken into custody around 10:45 p.m. Thursday, sheriff’s Sgt. Matt Cook said. The BB Gun pictured in the post was confiscated.

The boy allegedly admitted to making the threat and said he had acted alone, according to the sergeant.

"A rumor that other shooters are involved is false," Steele Canyon High School posted on their Twitter page. 

Steele Canyon High School is a part of the Grossmont Union School District. 

Classes were expected to continue as normal Friday. Deputies would conduct extra patrols at the school as a precaution, Cook said. 

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