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Teen suspected of making shooting threat to Orangevale middle school

A teen suspected of threatening gunfire at an Orangevale middle school has been arrested.

After receiving information of a possible shooting threat to Louis Pasteur Middle School Wednesday afternoon, officers moved quickly to investigate the situation. Safe School officers and deputies interviewed young people who overheard a fellow student’s remarks about a shooting at the school and evading police.

Deputies identified the student who allegedly made the threat of violence, went to his residence and then booked him into Sacramento County Juvenile Hall on a felony charge of making criminal threats.

San Juan Unified School District sent out a notification to parents and staff of the incident. While there is no danger to students, law enforcement presence will increase today, according to the district.

“We’ve asked deputies to be on campus this morning out of an abundance of caution,” said San Juan public information officer Kim Minugh in an e-mail. “We’re trying to stress to our students and to our community that making these kinds of threats is a very serious matter and those who make them can face serious consequences, even if the comments were intended as a joke. We always take the matter extremely seriously, as does law enforcement.”

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.