17-Year-Old Girl Tweets School Shooting Threats, Immediately Arrested

Twitter School Shooting Threat

A 17-year-old student was arrested on Wednesday after she used Twitter to tweet a school shooting threat against Lawndale High School.

The girl, a student at Lawndale H.S., was arrested at her home around 6:30 a.m. on suspicion of felony criminal threats. The young girl was booked at Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall.

Following the threat the local police station sent officers to the schools campus. Officers spent time at the school reassuring students and staff that there was no real threat to their lives.

Police deputies receive an early morning call “from a concerned person stating someone made threats via Twitter to shoot students at school.”

Officers spent the afternoon searching the girls Lawndale home for weapons.

Local police used their own department’s Twitter account to update parents:

The girls name has not been revealed at this time and therefore her Twitter account name has been censored. However, here are a few screenshots from her account:

School Shooting Threat Tweet

School Shooting Twitter Threat

For the one-millionth time, unless you lock your Twitter account those messages are publicly available for browsing. If you don’t know how to use Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and other platforms properly — shut your mouth.

James Kosur

James Kosur has worked in the new media space for the last 10 years, helping many publications build their audiences to millions of monthly readers. He currently serves as the Director of Business Development at Business2Community.com and the CEO of Aven Enterprises LLC.


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