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CHS student making threat on social media arrested

Police arrested a student at Claremont High School Thursday morning after he allegedly posted a threatening message on social media.

The student allegedly made the post at 7:00 a.m. containing a photo of the student’s friend holding a pellet gun with the phrase, “Don’t come to school today” printed below, according to a release from Claremont High principal Brett O’Connor.

Students saw the photo and told a proctor at 7:50 a.m., and within 10 minutes the student who posted the photo was escorted to the administration building. The police department was also contacted, and the student was arrested.

“We all know the best way to keep our schools safe is to always encourage students to report any information they see or hear that is suspicious,” Mr. O’Connor said in the release. “I want to thank the three CHS students who alerted CHS staff this morning of this incident.”

Claremont High will be taking “appropriate disciplinary action” against the student, the release stated.

Matthew Bramlett

news@claremont-courier.com

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