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Student arrested in alleged threats felt bullied, police say

March 7, 2012 | 10:37 am

Notre Dame High School

A 16-year-old Notre Dame High School student allegedly made a threat against a teacher who had given him a bad grade, a girl and a boy who bullied him, said a source who spoke on condition of anonymity because the case is ongoing.

The boy was arrested Friday but prosecutors Wednesday declined to file charges in the case, citing insufficient evidence. Sources also said that, despite his alleged comments, it's far from clear that the student planned to use a rifle found during a search of his home.

The teen was arrested after police received a tip from a parent.

The student's name is not being released because of his age.

Police say the student also had been upset about the recent death of his grandmother, KTLA-TV reported. He was also dealing with medical issues.

He allegedly told a friend that he was planning to kill two other students and a teacher, according to police.

Another student overheard the alleged conversation and reported it to a parent, who in turn contacted police.

Authorities say the teen confessed when questioned by detectives.

The student was released to his father, according to the LAPD.


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Photo: Notre Dame High School. Credit: KTLA-TV