A teenager has been taken into custody for allegedly posting a hoax Instagram threat to shoot Valencia High School students, after worried parents have flooded the Santa Clarita sheriff's station with calls, a lieutenant said Sunday.
The 15-year-old was arrested early today for publishing a threat on the Internet, said Lt. Tom Bryski.
The post also made threats against woman and included racial threats. It included photos of guns, dead bodies and a school marquee for a ``Valencia High School,'' said Lt. Brenda Cambra. That marquee is from another state, Cambra said.
Calls began coming in at about 10 p.m. Saturday, when a woman reported threatening posts had been made on Instagram. The sheriff's station took at least 25 additional calls throughout the night, alerting them to the post.
The sheriff's lieutenant said detectives immediately responded to the sheriff's Santa Clarita station to launch an investigation.
Cambra said the photos on the Instagram were stock photos from the Internet.
``There is no evidence at all that the suspect has any access to these guns,'' she said.
``The photo of the school marquee is not from our local high school. It's a similarly named high school in another state.''
Detectives from the sheriff's Santa Clarita Valley station asked anyone with any information regarding the Instragram threat to call them at (661) 255-1121.