SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – An El Camino High sophomore has been arrested for allegedly making threats on his Facebook page that “threatened the safety of the school community,” according to El Camino High administrators.
According to Sgt. Jason Ramos of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, several students reported to their parents that the student posted a message on his Facebook page threatening to shoot up other students at the school. Those parents called 9-1-1 and authorities were able to track down the teen and place him under arrest.
“Kudos to them for not just dismissing it as a kid making rants on a social media site. Again, we got calls from no less than 15 different parents – this is in response to their children notifying them, and them taking it a step further and notifying law enforcement,” said Sgt. Ramos
The student was booked into Sacramento County Juvenile Hall on a felony charge of making a terrorist threat.
School administrators posted the following statement on its website:
“We take the safety of our students and staff very seriously at El Camino High School. Whether a threat is made as a joke or with serious intent to harm we investigate fully and take all actions possible to ensure safety,” said school.
Ramos does not think there is still a danger to students.