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Bakersfield Police Department makes arrest in connection to threats against Kern High School District

Posted at 9:53 AM, Aug 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-28 12:53:18-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A local high school student has been arrested for allegedly making criminal threats against a school via social media.

The Bakersfield Police Department released a video message about threats.

"Please keep in mind that threats of shootings at schools are taken very seriously," said BPD Public Information Officer Sgt. Nathan McCauley. "These threats will be investigated and when appropriate people. If you see any of these threats, please notify law enforcement."

In the video, a post from Snapchat shows a gun with text that reads "don't go to school."

McCauley said that the department was able to make an arrest for criminal threats against the Kern High School District.

The FBI notified the department about the post.