A 14-year-old male Arcadia High School student was arrested today (Wednesday, Sept. 12) after making criminal threats that led to nearly 4,000 students being locked down on the campus all afternoon and all activities at the high school cancelled for the rest of the day and evening.
Shortly before noon today the police department was notified of an e-mail bomb threat on the Arcadia High School Campus. Arcadia Unified School District officials placed the campus on lockdown and had the approximate 3,800 students remain 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 released for the day shortly before 3 p.m.
The arrested student is being held at East Lake Juvenile Hall.
– By Scott Hettrick