Chino High School student in custody over online threat to shoot up school staff KABC logo
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

CHINO, Calif. (KABC) -- A Chino High School student was taken into custody on Tuesday over allegedly making a threat on social media that he would "recreate Columbine" and shoot up his school.

Chino police said the threat was made on Twitter by a 15-year-old Ontario resident who attends the campus.

The teenager, who was not identified, was being held at a juvenile facility in San Bernardino on suspicion of criminal threats, according to Chino police.

The student allegedly wrote tweets such as "I'm recreating Columbine" and "Chino needs a good shooting," according to a group known as "The Tactical Institute," who spotted the tweets and reached out to law enforcement.

No further information was released.