San Diego high schooler arrested for posting threat with picture of Lego gun

(SD Sheriff)

A 14-year-old student at West Hills High School in Santee was arrested on suspicion of making terrorist threats after he allegedly posted a threat along with a picture of a Lego rifle on social media.

The school district tweeted about the arrest Wednesday morning.

The freshman allegedly posted the picture of the Lego AR-15 on Instagram with the caption “Don’t come to school tomorrow,” according to 10 News.

Sheriff’s officials said another student “asked the suspect to take down the post due to its threatening implications, but he refused.” An assistant principal claims “that other students were in fear of this student.”

The boy was arrested in Lemon Grove. Deputies learned the student has access to hunting rifles.

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department told NBC San Diego local school districts and officials are taking “every threat seriously” and nothing will be “dismissed or ignored.”

San Diego schools have seen an increase in threats made against schools since the February 14 mass shooting in Florida. Last week, a high school freshman and a 16-year-old non-student were arrested for making alleged threats against Torrey Pines High School.


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