Two high school students have been arrested for posting threats against their school on social media. According to KPCC, the two 16-year-olds from Anaheim, California posted threats about plotting an attack on Savanna High School on Instagram and Kik.
Authorities shared that the students, both juniors, shared messages yesterday about planning shootings and bombing their school. School officials saw the posts early Thursday. They contacted police and the arrests were made. “In today’s day and age, there’s no such thing as a joke about committing acts of school violence,” Police Sgt. Daron Wyatt said. “We have to take them seriously.”
Police did not find any evidence demonstrating that the threats were actually being plotted offline.
Fox LA reports the two students were arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats.
Due to the ongoing investigation, KPCC reports that the identities of the students (and the specific content of the posts) have not been released to the public.