A social media threat indicating a shooter was planning to target students at an Inglewood school was determined Tuesday to not be credible, and its “generator” has been detained, police said.
The department issued a statement saying police became aware of the threat about 10 p.m. Monday. The social media communication indicated that students at a specific school were at risk of being targeted by a shooter. Police did not identify the school.
Detectives on Tuesday identified the originator of the threat and and those who forwarded it.
“The investigation thus far does not indicate the threat to be credible,” the statement said. “The original generator of the threat is being detained by the Inglewood police, who are in consultation with the District Attorney’s Office in an attempt to ascertain what, if any, criminal statutes have been violated.”
Police maintained high visibility around Inglewood school campuses on Tuesday.