A West Hills High School freshman has been arrested by sheriff's deputies after posting a threatening message on social media accompanied by a photo of a rifle made of Legos.
The 14-year-old's name was not released but he was charged with "making terrorist threats after he posted a photo of a Lego rifle on social media with a threatening message," according to Grossmont Union High School District spokeswoman Catherine Martin.
Martin went on to thank deputies from San Deigo County Sheriff's Department "for their quick action." She also affirmed authorities take "any threats to our schools very seriously." News of this latest arrest follows another threat to Westview High School where another student was arrested on suspicion of threatening to carry out a shooting.
The Westview student allegedly told classmates to stay home Wednesday if they wanted to avoid his upcoming gun rampage, according to San Diego police. Students reported the comments to authorities and that student was arrested and booked into juvenile hall.
The recent spree of school shooting threats follows the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history last month in Parkland, Florida. 19-year-old Nikolas Curz killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School before being arrested by authorities an hour after the shooting.
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The Terroristic threat was the actual cause for arrest.
Such laws are common across the USA and unlike Broward Co. Fla. are taken seriously the 1st time they are make. not 46+ th time. .
Only the snowflakes in commieland are afraid of a lego gun. lol
All kidding aside, I agree with the previous anon its the threat that was the problem. Even without a pic of a firearm he should be charged.
But props for the awesome job on the lego rifle. If lego made a kit for that rifle I would be getting one.