A local high schooler was arrested Tuesday morning after Bakersfield Police discovered the student allegedly posted a threat against the Kern High School District on social media.
BPD became aware of the social media post on the app Snapchat after receiving a tip from the FBI, according to a BPD Facebook video posted Tuesday night. In the Snapchat post, the student took a photo of what appears to be a firearm and included the caption "dont go to school tmr." After the photo was posted, Snapchat notified the FBI.
BPD Public Information Officer Sgt. Nathan McCauley said in the Facebook video officers conducted an investigation, identified the student based on their Snapchat profile and arrested a 15-year-old male on suspicion of criminal threats against KHSD.
The video did not specify the student's name, age or school or what school could have been potentially been targeted.
"Threats of shooting at schools are taken very seriously," McCauley said in the video. "These threats will be investigated, and when appropriate, people will be arrested."
McCauley encourages the public to notify law enforcement if they see any type of similar threats.