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Sheriff's deputies investigate reported threat at La Mirada High School

Los Angeles County sheriff's officials reported "unsubstantiated rumors have resulted in an increased presence of deputies at La Mirada High School" on Friday morning.

Capt. Pat Maxwell said the Norwalk Sheriff's Station was responding to reports that an unspecified threat was made against the school.

"At this point of the investigation, there is no specific information that the threat is credible, or to identify the source or wording of the alleged threat. It appears to be spoken concerns only," said Maxwell. Deputies continue to work closely with school officials to ensure the safety of the students.

Maxwell said this will include, but not be limited to, a heavier than normal policing presence throughout the final school day before winter break.

Earlier Friday, deputies swarmed on the campus at Diamond Ranch High School in Pomona after two telephone threats Friday morning against the school. A SWAT team and sheriff's helicopter briefly appeared on campus.

A similar security alert occurred at South Pasadena High amid heightened concern in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shooting last week that claimed the lives of 26 people, including 20 elementary school students.


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--Richard Winton

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