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Teen accused of threatening violence at Oroville-area high school

A student at Las Plumas High School in the Oroville area is in custody, accused of making threats of a possible shooting at the school, according to the Butte County Sheriff’s Office.

According to a high school Twitter post, sheriff’s deputies responded to a threat of violence left in graffiti in a restroom at the school on Wednesday.

Detectives, working with school staff members, identified a 16-year-old boy as a suspect. In an interview with detectives, the boy admitted making the threat, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

The youth was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats and booked into juvenile hall, the news release said.

In a notice to parents and students posted Thursday afternoon on Las Plumas High School’s website, Principal Dan Ramos said the boy indicated no other people were involved and that he did not intend to carry out the threat.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy