17-year-old student arrested for alleged social media threat toward California high school
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<p> A 17-year-old student has been arrested for allegedly making a threat on social media toward Ramona High School in Riverside, California, police said. </p> <p> Riverside Police Departments Public Safety Communications Center received multiple reports on Sunday night of a possible threatening social media post made toward the high school, according to authorities. </p> <amp-ad width=330 height=215 class="amp-ad" layout=responsive type="yieldmo" data-ymid="1371666030755428697"> </amp-ad><p> "Officers began their investigation, and with the assistance from school officials, determined the identity of a student who made the post," Riverside Police Department said on Facebook. "A short time ago, a 17-year-old male student was arrested and will be booked into Riverside County Juvenile Hall for criminal threats and illegal possession of ammunition."</p> <amp-facebook width=992 height=558 class="amp-facebook" layout="responsive" data-href="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FRiversidePD%2Fphotos%2Fa.10151538298751037%2F10158772013521037%2F%3Ftype%3D3&width=500"> </amp-facebook> <p> Police thanked parents and students for coming forward and alerting them to the post. "The Riverside Police Department and Riverside Unified School District takes all suspicious social media posts regarding our schools very seriously and will follow all protocols to maintain the safety of our school community," the force said. </p> <p> The investigation is ongoing.</p> <figure class="amp-embed-image"> <div class="container"> <amp-img src="https://s.abcnews.com/images/US/ramona-high-school-calif-ht-ml-191118_hpMain_16x9_1600.jpg" width="1489" height="926" layout="responsive" attribution="Google Maps Street View image" ></amp-img> </div> <figcaption> <div class="amp-embed-img-caption">Ramona High School in Riverside, Calif., is pictured in a Google Maps Street View image dated April 2019.</div> </figcaption> </figure>