Two SD teens arrested after posting social media threats
San Diego police say a 17-year-old boy who attends The Charter School of San Diego in Point Loma is in custody at Juvenile Hall after police arrest him in connection with making several threats. The first incident involves a threat to harm a teacher who works at the middle school located on Rosecrans Street. The threat was made in the form of a social media post.
This Marston Middle School parent and her daughter didn't want to show their faces because of the threat.
“I just heard it now and it shocked me,” said the mother. “It's kind of fearful. Very scary.”
“I find it amusing,” said the girl. “Why would someone want to do that to our school? It's actually scary. Actually, very scary.”
San Diego police wasted no time in arresting the teen who was in custody about an hour after the threats were reported to them. And if there's anything positive coming from this case it's this: while the boy threatened to carry out a shooting at Marston Middle School in Clairemont, no guns were found inside his Clairemont home.
Hours earlier in the South Bay, another case of a student making threats. Police were called to San Ysidro High School in Otay Mesa when the school discovered that a student threatened another student. Police say it started when two male students were talking about a female student via text. One of the boy's then posted a threat on Facebook; one of the girls' parents saw the threat and called the school.
“Well, first of all, we take all threats seriously,” said the principal of San Ysidro High. “We investigate them thoroughly, we got the authorities involved. We did contact San Diego police immediately. We start school at 9 o'clock, so this was done at 8. The student in question that made the alleged threats was already on campus. We detained the students until the police arrived.”
While the student was not arrested, he was taken into custody for a mental evaluation.