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A 15-year-old Mira Costa High School student was arrested Thursday after he allegedly posted a photo of a gun pointed at students on social media, Manhattan Beach police said.
Police determined there was no immediate threat to students, but planned extra patrols around the city’s schools for the next few weeks, Manhattan Beach police Sgt. Tim Zins said.
School staff notified police about 2:50 p.m. of a Snapchat photo sent out by the student of an Airsoft gun pointed at an image of Mira Costa students. Officers identified the sender, who admitted to “stickering” the photo over a photo of students on campus.
No gun was brought onto the campus. The student was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats.
“We have assigned officers to conduct directed patrols in and around all of our schools for the next several weeks during the morning and afternoon hours,” Zins said.
The threat came a day after a 19-year-old man allegedly killed 17 students and adults at a school in Florida.
In an email to parents on Thursday evening, school officials said they were made aware of the Snapchat post by a concerned parent. Mira Costa staff immediately contacted police and conducted a search of the campus, determining the student was not present.
Superintendent Mike Matthews stressed that the incident is no longer a threat.
“School will be open tomorrow, and MBPD will be on-site, providing an increased police presence,” he wrote. “We appreciate MBPD’s communication with us and their swift and strong response. We also want to recognize the critical role of the members of our community who provided us with the information that allowed us to address this issue so quickly; this is an example of the vigilance and ‘see something, say something mantra’ that is so important in keeping our schools, our staff, and our students, safe.”
“In the wake of yesterday’s shocking and tragic events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, we are all reminded of the importance of working together as a community to recognize warning signs from students who may pose a threat or who may be simply disconnected and in need of support,” Matthews wrote. “We also know that both local and national events can be difficult for our children.”
The district shared a link on its website offering parents resources to help guide them in speaking with children about traumatic events.
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