A 16-year-old Franklin High School student was arrested after authorities say he posted a threat against the Elk Grove school on Twitter.
The teen, who was not named, was taken to Sacramento County Juvenile Hall after being arrested Thursday night at his home, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s department. He was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats by means of an electronic communication device.
The student posted a picture of a person wearing a ski mask and holding what appeared to be an assault rifle, according to the sheriff’s department. Elk Grove Unified High School district officials called the sheriff’s department Thursday night after parents told the district about the post. School officials also told authorities the student warned others not to attend school Friday.
Deputies also arrested Jonathan Huynh, 19, of Elk Grove for suspicion of possessing an illegal assault rifle, allegedly the weapon seen in the Twitter post. Huynh’s “was not arrested as part of the initial criminal threat,” according to the sheriff’s department. He is being held in the Sacramento County Jail in lieu of $60,000 bail and faces a Feb. 8 arraignment in Sacramento County Superior Court.
Franklin High School classes were held as scheduled Friday.