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14 Year Old Arcadia High Student Arrested for Making Criminal Threats

by Terry Miller
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Arcadia Police and AUSD officials search the campus Wednesday afternoon after an alleged bomb threat – Photos by Terry Miller
On September 12, 2012 shortly before noon, the police department was notified of a bomb threat on the Arcadia High School Campus. The threat was received via email. Arcadia Unified School District officials placed the campus on lockdown and had the approximate 3,800 students shelter in place while police officers investigated the source of the threat. Simultaneously, the campus was searched for suspicious objects through a coordinated effort between law enforcement and school personnel. No threats were found. The students were releasedfor the day shortly before 3:00pm.

Investigation by police detectives led to the arrest of a 14-year-old male Arcadia High School student. The suspect was booked on charges of making criminal threats and is being held at East Lake Juvenile Hall.

The Arcadia Unified School District placed the campus on lockdown and students were sheltered in place at the direction of AUSD while the campus was searched.

A security guard tells a propective parent and a new student that the campus was on lockdown. -Photo by Terry Miller

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