Juvenile arrested in threat to Torrey Pines High School

The San Diego Police Department made an arrest Nov. 20 of a 17-year-old juvenile in connection with the threats made against Torrey Pines High School. The SDPD released the following statement:

“The San Diego Police Department in partnership with the San Dieguito Union High School District — school administrators from Torrey Pines High School and Canyon Crest Academy along with our law enforcement partners — have been working very closely to ensure the safety of our students.

“On November 20, 2014, information was provided by a student to school officials at Torrey Pines High School regarding a threatening message posted on the internet against the school. School officials began working with law enforcement and precautionary measures were implemented.

“On the same day at about 3 p.m., Canyon Crest Academy also received threatening posts via the internet. Law enforcement was notified and precautionary measures were implemented at this school as well.

“The San Diego Police Department and the school district take these types of threats extremely serious and utilize all resources to ensure the safety of our students and to identify those responsible. It is important for the public to understand the perceived anonymity of the internet ceases to exist the moment someone makes a threat like this.

“On November 20, 2014, the San Diego Police Department made an arrest of a 17-year -old juvenile in connection with the threats made against Torrey Pines High School. The juvenile was not a student of the high school and was transported to Juvenile Hall. We are exploring if there is a nexus between the threats made to both schools and if other suspects were involved.

“We will continue to monitor all locations within our jurisdiction. As this is an ongoing investigation, no other information or statements will be released at this time.

“Anyone with information concerning these incidents is asked to contact the San Diego Police Department at (619) 531-2000, or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.”

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