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Police arrest 14-year-old after threat to ‘shoot up’ Oak Ridge High

A 14-year-old boy was arrested Friday after allegedly making a threat against Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills, authorities said.

The suspect allegedly threatened to “shoot up the school” in a message sent early Friday via Snap Chat, the social media app, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Tasha Thompson said students at the school informed the assistant principal about the message. The school official contacted the Sheriff’s Office.

When deputies arrived at Oak Ridge about 9 a.m., they did not find any firearms or weapons on the suspect, Thompson said.

“He didn’t have access to firearms that we know of,” Thompson said, adding that the incident was not considered a hoax and that the threats were “determined to be credible.”

The suspect’s name was not released because he is a juvenile. He was booked into the El Dorado County juvenile hall in Placerville.

Richard Chang: 916-321-1018, @RichardYChang