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Two teens in custody for making threats at Yucca Valley High School


Two local teens were arrested for making threats to commit a mass shooting at Yucca Valley High School.

According to investigators, an 18-year-old along with a 17-year-old boy threatened to carry out the school shooting in a Snapchat video posted around 8:34 a.m. Thursday.

Deputies with the Morongo Basin Sheriff's Station arrived at the school and located the two students within minutes. The teens were detained and interviewed at the scene. Shortly thereafter, they were arrested for Criminal Threats. After the teens were taken into custody, the campus was deemed safe.

The Sheriff's station and the Morongo Unified School District released a statement on the situation saying they would continue to work together to ensure the safety of students and staff.

Anyone with information on the incident is urged to call the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Morongo Basin Station at (760)366-4175. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may contact We-Tip at 1-800-78-CRIME. 

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