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SoCal Teen Arrested After Threatening School Shooting

Several thousand people were at the school for graduation ceremonies when officials found out about the threats, police say

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    A frightened student helped police arrest a teen who threatened to "shoot up" Camarillo High School. Beverly White reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. Friday, June 13, 2014.

    A Southern California teenager was arrested after he allegedly threatened to kill students at his high school and then himself, police said Friday.

    Deputies got a call about 2 p.m. Thursday about a sophomore at Adolfo Camarillo High School threatening to shoot and kill another student earlier that day, according to the Camarillo Police Department.

    After deputies talked to the 15-year-old boy and his parent, they found out the boy told a student he planned to "shoot up the school" and then take his own life, officials said.

    The frightened student who was threatened helped police arrest the teen.

    "Another student threatened to shoot him and come back and possible shoot up the school," Camarillo Police Detective Julie Novak said. "He immediately was very smart and Immediately reported the incident not only to school officials but to law enforcement ."

    Several thousand people were at the school for graduation ceremonies when officials found out about the threats, police said.

    The teen was later arrested at his family's home, where parents chose to give police all the weapons in their home, police said.

    "We do want to remind parents it is important to keep weapons locked up and safe. If you have teenagers who are going through any issues, it's best just to not to have them in the house."

    The teen admitted to police that he made the threats, but said he had no intent of shooting anyone, police said. He was cited and released.