Officers responded to a call about the teen threatening
another youth just as thousands of people were arriving for a
graduation ceremony on Thursday at the Adolfo Camarillo High
School in Camarillo, west of Los Angeles.
"Deputies contacted the victim and his parent and learned that
the suspect had also told the victim that he planned to shoot up
the school and then take his own life," the Ventura County
Sheriff's Office said in a statement.
The teen was arrested without incident soon after at his home
and admitted threatening the other student, although he said he
had no intention of actually carrying it out.
The county's Children’s Intensive Response Team was called for
an evaluation, the statement added, and the suspect was taken
for additional mental health treatment.
The sheriff's office said the teen was cited for making criminal
threats, and that weapons were removed from his residence and
retained by the authorities for safekeeping.
(Reporting by Dana Feldman and Daniel Wallis; Editing by Lisa
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