Teen Arrested for Posting Online Threats

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SANTA CLARITA, CA. (AP) -- He wanted to get a reaction and he certainly did.

Authorities in Southern California say a 15-year-old boy claims his threats to shoot students at schools were a prank. The teen was arrested Sunday on suspicion of posting online threats.

But authorities now say they believe the suspect "had no intention of carrying out these threats." At the same time, authorities say the threats are taken "very seriously."

The posts, which have since been removed, began showing up late Saturday and included threats against minorities and women.

But no weapons were found during a search of the teenager's home.

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