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Student arrested following threats on social media against Los Angeles County school

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LAWNDALE, California — School and sheriff's officials say an 11th grade student has been arrested for allegedly making threats on social media against a Los Angeles County high school.

Allan Mucerino, acting superintendent of Centinela Valley Union High School District, says the teen was taken into custody Thursday morning.

Sheriff's officials say someone alerted investigators late Wednesday to threats against Lawndale High School on the social media app Burnbook.

The suspect is a student at nearby Leuzinger High School in Lawndale, a suburb south of Los Angeles.

Mucerino says the student confessed to threatening to bring a weapon to the school. The student told deputies he was making jokes.

A sheriff's spokesman says the teen could face charges including making criminal threats. His name was not released.

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