Covina High School Student Detained After Social Media Threat

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COVINA (CNS) - A 16-year-old Covina high school student was arrested today for posting an image of what turned out to be a replica firearm on a social media site, along with a warning telling his classmates not to come to campus on Monday, police said.

Officers learned of the post Sunday after it was seen by several Charter Oak High School students, according to Covina police Sgt. Ryan Davis.

The post showed what appeared to be a firearm ``with a message beginning with, `Don't come to school on Monday...,''' Davis said.

Detectives investigated throughout the night and spoke with the student, who admitted responsibility and characterized the posting as a joke, according to the sergeant, who said police do ``not believe there is any credible threat to students at the high school at this time.''

``A replica firearm that was pictured in the post was recovered and the juvenile was arrested for making terrorist threats,'' he said. The boy's name was withheld because of his age.

The threat was posted to Snapchat, Charter Oak Unified School District Superintendent Mike Hendricks told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

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