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Increased Police Presence at Valencia High School After Social Media Threat

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will maintain a "uniformed presence" at Valencia High School Friday after a 15-year-old female student made what a lieutenant called an implied threat over the social media site Snapchat.

The student was questioned but not arrested by authorities after sending a picture to five friends over Snapchat Thursday, and at least one of them contacted authorities, according to Lt. Salvador Becerra of the sheriff's Santa Clarita Station.

It is unclear what the Snapchat picture contained.

Principal John Constanzo sent an email Thursday night to the campus community:

"The individual who made the threat has been identified and the Sheriff's Department is currently conducting an investigation and will be working closely with the school and school district to ensure the safety of all students, staff, and families. You will notice an increased presence of law enforcement throughout the campus and community.

Valencia High School continues to be a safe place and we look forward to seeing all of our Vikings in the morning."

Becerra said the nature of the threat was still being investigated.

This threat comes one day after a student at Brea Olinda High School was arrested on suspicion of posting a picture of himself posing with a rifle and implying he was going to shoot people at the school.

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