Two people accused of threatening Bell Gardens High School were found with stolen firearms, body armor, high capacity magazines and ammunition when they were arrested over the weekend, police said.
Police were made aware of the social media posts on Sunday. They were described as possible threats of violence at Bell Gardens High School, police said.
Detectives arrested the two suspects, identified only as adults, after a surveillance operation that led to a traffic stop, police said.
A teacher has been arrested in connection with a threat at Aliso Niguel High School that forced the campus to shelter in place, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department announced Wednesday.
A search of the vehicle uncovered two stolen firearms, body armor, high capacity magazines and ammunition, Sergeant John Acosta said in a statement.
Both individuals were arrested without incident. Details on their identity were not immediately available.
Authorities had scheduled a press conference for Monday morning.
Classes were scheduled to start at their usual time Monday at the campus southeast of downtown Los Angeles.
“The immediate threat of posting to social media is contained,” director Miguel Miranda said in a statement sent to families on Sunday.
“The Bell Gardens Police Department continues to investigate the situation. School will start at its normal time of 8:30 a.m., and out of an abundance of caution, we will have an increased police presence at school tomorrow.
“The safety of our students, staff and school community remains our top priority. All security-related issues on our campuses will be dealt with promptly and appropriately.
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Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Bell Gardens Police Department at 562-806-7632.
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