NBC 7's Omari Fleming reports on the arrest of student following a threat posted to social media in March.
A 17-year-old San Diego student was arrested Wednesday for posting statements on social media websites in which he allegedly threatened to shoot a teacher and open fire on a school, the San Diego Police Department confirmed.
According to police, one of the threatening messages was posted online Wednesday. In that post, the student threatened to shoot a teacher at The Charter School of San Diego in the Point Loma area.
The suspect is a student at that school, police said.
Investigators said a second post linked to the student was also made in late March. In that message, the student threatened to shoot up Marston Middle School in Clairemont. Police are still investigating the student's ties to that school other than the fact that he lives in that area.
Several parents and students at Marston say they weren’t notified about the danger.
“We should have been notified. Definitely! “ said one concerned parent. "I probably wouldn’t have sent my daughter to school, maybe.”
The teenager accused of making the posts was taken into custody. Police said no guns or weapons were found in connection with the teen. He will be booked into juvenile hall in San Diego.
The investigation is ongoing. In addition to the SDPD, the online threats were also being investigated by school police.