California teen arrested over school shooting threats

Elias Hubbard
November 15, 2017

The teen threatened to commit acts of violence through multiple school shootings at his school, Magnolia High School in Anaheim, Cypress High School and Buena Park High School, Hamm said.

"I will show you what a school shooter is", Goodson allegedly said in the video, which consists of a continuous, graphic rant sent to students during school hours via Snapchat.

A 14-year-old Western High School student was arrested Tuesday night, November 14, on suspicion of threatening to carry out shootings on several campuses in Anaheim and Buena Park, police said.

Anaheim officers worked with school officials and neighboring police departments to identify the student, an Anaheim resident, suspected of making the threat.

Hamm says the boy, who was not named because he's a juvenile, could face charges including making criminal threats.

Police say the boy did not have the actual means or capability to carry out the threats.

"However, the timely notification and quick response highlights the partnership between the school districts, local police departments and APD, as well as our mission to provide a safe learning environment for Anaheim's youth". The three other schools are in the Anaheim Union School District, which issued a statement: "Law enforcement's presence, and our staff's vigilance, sends the message that we keep our campuses and our students safe, and it unwise to make threats against us, even in jest".

"District 118 continues to encourage all parents to discuss with their children the importance of appropriately using technology at all times and especially social media", Superintendent of Schools Daniel J. Coles said in an alert.

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