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13-year-old arrested in California, accused of making threats to 'shoot up the school'


By Tayhana Garcia

TULARE COUNTY, Calif. (KMPH) — Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux said, "it's a good day," because school officials and law enforcement intervened early enough to prevent another tragedy.

According to the Tulare County Sheriff's Department, a 13-year-old student at Pixley Middle School was making threats to "shoot up the school."

The student was then transported and booked at the Tulare County Juvenile Detention Facility on charges of criminal threats.

Sheriff Boudreaux says school officials were alerted to the threat through an online homework site and contacted the Sheriff's Office.

Click here to watch the video and full interview with the sheriff.

A search warrant was issued Thursday and deputies found four weapons and ammunition from the juvenile's home.

The Sheriff's Department recommends parents and teachers be on the lookout for any red flags in their children's behavior.

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