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Santa Cruz High School students ordered to shelter after social media threat; one in custody

Students and staff at Santa Cruz High School were briefly ordered to shelter in place Monday following what the school described as a “nonspecific threat” made against the school in an Instagram post on Saturday, according to the East Bay Times.

Police have since detained a male juvenile who is a resident of Santa Cruz County, the East Bay Times reported. Police said the boy is not a student at the school but allege he was responsible for the threat. Police also said it was unrelated to false reports of an active shooter at the school last week.

“The juvenile is in police custody,” police spokesperson Joyce Blaschke said in a statement, according to the East Bay Times. “There was never a credible threat to any Santa Cruz City Schools.”