14-year-old arrested after alleged threat to shoot up Beaumont High School

BEAUMONT, Calif. -- A 14-year-old boy is in custody for allegedly threatening to shoot up Beaumont High School.

Police say they were alerted after a student received a cryptic message from the suspect Tuesday.

He allegedly warned the student to run and hide when the fire alarm went off, adding that school exits would be blocked.

Police arrested the suspect and security was increased at the school yesterday.

The 14-year-old is being held on suspicion of making criminal threats.