Student arrested, accused of posting threat against Olympian High School

Posted at 12:53 PM, Mar 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-08 17:59:17-05

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) - A Chula Vista high school student was arrested on suspicion of posting a threatening message on social media.

Sweetwater Union High School District said they notified police Wednesday that a threat against Olympian High School was posted on social media. A student notified the administrators after school of the social media posting, according to Chula Vista Police.

The threat was thought to be credible at the time, police said, and alluded to a student "becoming a school shooter."

Chula Vista Police officers identified the poster as a 16-year-old 10th-grade student and took her into custody at her home Wednesday night. Police said the girl admitted to making the social media post "as a joke and thought it would be funny."

Officers searched the students home but did not find any weapons. According to the district, officers do not believe any actual incident would have occurred.

The student was arrested and taken to Juvenile Hall for making the threat.

The Olympian High threat is the latest in a series of threats made against San Diego County schools in the weeks since the tragic high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14.