A 17-year-old Student at Culver City High School was arrested after he was allegedly overheard making "criminal threats" on campus, police announced Thursday.
About 2 p.m. Wednesday, police received a call "of a student making criminal threats at Culver City High School," according to a Culver City Police Department statement. "The school resource officer immediately responded along with patrol officers and detectives.''
School staffers told police that students had overheard threats— the nature of which were not disclosed—being made by a fellow student.
"During the course of the investigation, the student was identified as a 17-year-old male ... (who) had left school prior to the arrival of our officers," according to the CCPD statement.
Detectives went to the student's home, where he was found.
"Detectives met with his parents, who were very cooperative," police said. "After a thorough investigation, the student was arrested and later booked at the Culver City Police Department for criminal threats."
The boy, whose name was withheld, was taken to Eastlake Juvenile Hall, according to police, who said a firearm that was located at the teen's residence was voluntarily turned over to the detectives.
The case was to be presented to the District Attorney's Office Thursday for criminal filing consideration, according to police, who said the incident "highlights the importance of students to come forward if they are made aware of these types of threats. Please remember if you see or hear something, say something."