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Teen suspected of threatening north San Diego County school

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Posted at 11:49 AM, May 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-10 17:44:44-04

VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) - A 17-year-old boy was arrested in Vista Thursday on suspicion of making terrorist threats against a north San Diego County campus, Oceanside Police said Friday.

The Mission Vista High School student allegedly made the threat on Snapchat, posting “Don’t go to school tomorrow because the cleansing will commence,” according to investigators.

Other students saw the post and reported it to school officials, who contacted police.

The Vista Unified School District sent an automated message to parents to notify them about the threat.

"In this situation the systems we have in place worked. A student saw something and said something. Please take this opportunity to speak with your child about school safety, and encourage them to be vigilant and to report any suspicious behavior or information they may have that jeopardizes their safety and that of others," said Lisa Contreras, VUSD Director of Communications.

Contreras told 10News that the alleged threat did not target a specific campus or individual.

Oceanside Police said the student did not have access to weapons. No one was hurt.