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You Tube threat closes Torrance high school

December 12, 2011 | 10:06 am

A 16-year-old sophomore at Bishop Montgomery High School in Torrance has been arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats after police found a YouTube video suggesting he would commit unspecified violence on campus.

The school was closed Monday as a precaution while police and administrators combed the school to make sure there was no danger on campus, said Sgt. Steven Jenkinson of the Torrance Police Department.

The threat was brought to the attention of authorities Saturday and the boy, whose name was not released because of his age, was arrested Sunday.

In the video, the person making the threat used a synthesized voice, police said. Officials said classes would resume Tuesday.


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