15-year-old arrested for posting threats to Arvin High School on social media

Posted at 2:43 PM, May 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-19 17:43:52-04

A student at Arvin High School was arrested Friday after posting a threat of violence on social media app Snapchat.

The threat, reported by a concerned student, showed a male teen displaying a rifle and threatening to harm students at Arvin High.

Officers identified a 15-year-old and conducted surveillance on the suspect's home.  Around 7:10 a.m. police saw a vehicle leave the home with a juvenile matching the suspect description.

The juvenile was arrested and officers found the rifle shown in the post during a search of his home.

The rifle was determined to be a pellet gun.

The suspect was booked for making terrorist threats toward the school.