La Jolla High School student arrested for threatening school shooting

La Jolla High School student arrested for threatening school shooting
Posted at 1:52 PM, Mar 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-09 19:34:51-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A La Jolla High School student was arrested Friday for threatening a school shooting this week.

San Diego Police were made aware of a social media threat Thursday, however, police said the 15-year-old student made the threat Wednesday "to conduct a shooting at the school."

The student was contacted Friday, SDPD said. Police searched the student's home but did not find any firearms. Police did not say if they believed the threat to be credible, but that it warranted investigation.

Police said the student has been placed in Juvenile Hall.

"This is absolutely an example of how ‘See something, Say something’ is supposed to work," said SDPD Chief Michael Marquez. "Students warned administrators a threat had been made, and school leaders notified all parents of this report. Multiple parents then spoke with their students and uncovered potential evidence of a threat. In the end, it was this evidence which allowed police to take swift action this morning."

Police said the student was already serving a suspension for a separate incident. San Diego Unified School District or La Jolla High has not released why the student was suspended.

RELATED: Olympian High threat is the latest in a series of threats against San Diego County

La Jolla High officials said students who missed any class time as a result of concerns of the threat would have the opportunity to make up class work.

La Jolla is the latest school to be investigated for a threat after authorities investigated a reported threat to Olympian High School Thursday.

The schools are the latest in a string of school threat investigations in San Diego County since the Parkland, Fla., shooting on Feb. 14.