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La Vina Middle School student arrested for allegedly threatening teacher, school on Snapchat

Posted at 10:04 AM, Aug 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-21 13:04:44-04

DELANO, Calif. — On Wednesday, Delano PD said it has arrested a 12-year-old La Vina Middle School student accused of making criminal threats towards the school on Snapchat.

According to officials, on Tuesday around 4:50 p.m. they were told about a Snapchat post with threats allegedly directed toward a teacher, student and the Delano middle school itself.

Delano PD said, details of the alleged threats "led investigators to a male juvenile who was portrayed as the owner of the Snapchat account where the threats were being made."

The juvenile was detained but after being questioned officials decided to clear him of "criminal wrongdoing."

Detectives then made several requests to Snapchat and Internet Service Providers asking for information regarding the posts. It was determined that the Snapchat posts were being made from a "residence located in the City of Delano."

Wednesday morning around 7:15 a.m. investigators arrested a 12-year-old boy at the home. The juvenile attends La Vina Middle School and is responsible for the threats and creation of the Snapchat account under the identity of another student who attends the school, according to Delano police.

He was arrested for criminal threats and booked into the Juvenile Hall Detention Facility.