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Calif. student, 12, arrested for e-mailing threat to kill teacher, 23 classmates, police say

Police say a 12-year-old student at Twin Peaks Middle School in Poway, Calif., seen above, has been arrested for allegedly threatening via e-mail to shoot a teacher and 23 classmates.
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(AP) POWAY, Calif. - Authorities say a 12-year-old student at a San Diego County middle school has been arrested for allegedly threatening via e-mail to shoot a teacher and 23 classmates.

UT San Diego says the boy, who attends Poway's Twin Peaks Middle School, was taken into custody Saturday night after sheriff's deputies served a search warrant at his family's home.

The newspaper says several computers, rifles and handguns were seized. The student was admitted to a hospital for evaluation.

Officials say the e-mail was sent Friday night to a school administrator who notified authorities the next morning.

There is no evidence that anyone else was involved with the threat.

In an e-mail to parents, the school's principal said classes would resume Monday and called the threat "an isolated incident."

  • Crimesider Staff

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