He threatened to shoot up a high school. Police took him for medical treatment

Davis police and school officials have identified the 18-year-old student who threatened a school shooting at Da Vinci High School on social media and taken him for medical treatment, officials said.

The student posted a threatening response to an Instagram post about respecting transgender people and their rights, said Lt. Paul Doroshov, spokesman for the Davis Police Department.

"The student responded by saying there will be a school shooting today then threw in a few derogatory terms related to sexual orientation," Doroshov said.

Parents and students brought the social media post to the attention of school officials Monday evening, said Maria Clayton, spokeswoman for the Davis Joint Unified School District.

Police went to the student's home Monday and spoke to his parents. The student was taken by police for medical treatment and examination, Doroshov said. He is not under arrest.

Doroshov said Davis Police took an investigative report and classified it as a hate incident because of the language the student used toward transgender people.

Maria Clayton, spokeswoman for the Davis Joint Unified School District, said she did not have any information on when the student would return to school.

The school administration is conducting it's own investigation into the threat and Davis Police officers were on campus to interview students at Da Vinci High School Tuesday, she said.

Molly Sullivan: 916-321-1176, @SullivanMollyM