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March 1, 2013 (Poway) – A 14-year-old ninth grade student at Poway High School is in Juvenile Hall after reportedly making “terrorist threats" against a fellow student, Sargeant Chad Boudreau with the San Diego Sheriff’s Department said. 

Deputies learned last night about a verbal death threat made against another student at Poway High earlier in the day. According to a media release issued by the Sheriff, the student threatened to bring guns to school. The student who was threatened told his mother about the incident when he came home from school and the parent notified the school’s principal.

Working with Poway Unified School District, detectives contacted the student at his residence in Poway and he was taken into custody. The suspect did not have access with firearms and there is no indication that anyone else was involved in the threats.

The District Attorney will review and evaluate the case. Making a terrorist threat is a felony in California.

“The San Diego Sheriff’s Department and Poway Unified School District take all threats to school safety seriously and will continue to thoroughly investigate all such threats,” Boudreau said.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call  the Sheriff’s non-emergency line at (858)513-2800.

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