MERCED, Calif. (KFSN) -- A middle school student in Merced has been arrested after police say they made a threat against Tenaya Middle School on social media.
The Merced City School District said it was made aware of the post around 8 p.m. Monday after a tip was sent into the district's "Stop It App."
The tip contained an Instagram post made by a student, threatening to carry out gun violence on campus.
District staff contacted Merced Police who arrested the student, who made the post, around 1:00 am Tuesday.
Police say they did not find a weapon at the home.
The district says the student, who will not be identified because they are a minor, has been booked into juvenile hall and charged with terroristic threats. Officials added that the student will not be allowed to return to school.
Merced middle school student arrested for making threat against school
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