16-year-old arrested for making Snapchat threat against Coronado High School

Posted at 10:50 AM, Feb 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-23 21:30:55-05

CORONADO, Calif. - A 16-year-old boy is in police custody charged with making criminal threats Thursday morning, according to city officials. 

Coronado High School was locked down briefly this morning due to reported threats made on Snapchat.

People were like crying, some people were like hugging each other some people were really freaking out,” said sophomore Khadija Farruqh.
“My first instinct was to go under the desk and just kind of curl up into a ball,  I was texting my parents during the entire thing,” said another freshman.

The threats obtained by 10News read (with expletives redacted): "Goodbye chs, Hello prison, Don't come to school, Tomorrow," and "I'm getting my assault rifle rn, [Expletive] this [expletive]."

The teenager was taken into custody without incident at his Coronado home. 

Police officers were called to the campus on 650 D Avenue just after 10 a.m. to investigate the threat.

Coronado Police reported after conducting a search on campus that the "source of the threat" was detained off campus. Just before 11 a.m., police lifted the lockdown and the campus resumed its school day. 

Because he's a minor 10News is not naming him but word of who it was spread quickly on campus.
“He was pretty cool I guess before-hand so obviously something must have happened for him to have wanted to do this,” said sophomore Devynn Howell.
"We want to remind our students and families that threats are a serious matter. Threats are considered a felony, a crime punishable by imprisonment. In addition to criminal punishment, students who make threats are subjected to district disciplinary consequences," police said.