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(Feb. 21, 2018, 10:30 p.m) -- In the 9 p.m. hour Wednesday (Feb. 21), LBPD revealed that there also an arrest earlier today (Feb. 21) at Wilson High School in addition to the arrest previously reported today (Feb. 21) at Millikan High. In a release, LBPD said there is no evidence that the incidents that brought arrests at Millikan and Wilson (with no arrests at LB Poly High for a threat deemed "no credible") are related.

In a formal release, LBPD stated: "Although arrests have been made in two of the incidents, all of the investigations are active and ongoing. There will be increased patrols around all Long Beach high schools to ensure the safety of the students and staff."

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[LBPD information below is preceded by text stating: "There is no evidence at this time that the three incidents are related" and.the bullet points below "are preliminary details of each incident and subject to change as the investigations continue"]

    On 2/20/18, at approximately 9:15 pm, The Long Beach Police Department was made aware of an unsubstantiated threat of a shooting at a "Poly" high school. Detectives started investigating the matter right away and worked through the night. The preliminary investigation found no credible threat to Long Beach Polytechnic High School.

    On 2/21/18 at approximately 11:15 am, the Long Beach Police Department School Resource Officer assigned to Long Beach Millikan High School was advised by staff of a possible threat made by a male juvenile student. Students remained safe the entire time, but the threat was overheard by classmates, who informed staff. The threat was investigated and a 15-year old freshman student was arrested for 422(A) PC - Criminal Threats.

    On 2/21/18 at approximately 2:30 pm, officers were dispatched to Wilson High School to assist a LB Board of Education Public Safety officer who had a student detained for making threats to harm others at the school. The student was overheard making the threats and that information was reported to staff. Upon LBPD officers arrival, 16-year old junior was arrested for 422(A)PC Criminal Threats.

    Once informed, the Police Department took immediate steps to investigate each incident including interviewing numerous potential witnesses, viewing social media accounts, and conducting searches. Although arrests have been made in two of the incidents, all of the investigations are active and ongoing. There will be increased patrols around all Long Beach high schools to ensure the safety of the students and staff...

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    In its release, LBPD describes the threats as "similar in nature to threats that have occurred regionally and nationally throughout the past week" and "encourages students, parents, and school staff to immediately report any information that poses a threat to the safety of others. We continue to communicate with the Long Beach Unified School District, as well as local, regional and federal law enforcement partners, to share information and ensure the safety of our schools and our community."

    [LBPD release text] We ask that the public remember to follow the philosophy of "See Something, Say Something" when witnessing or hearing suspicious activity. Anyone with information regarding a threat to a school is asked to call the Police Department immediately by dialing 9-1-1, or (562) 435-6711 for a non-emergency.

    Anyone who has information regarding the recent threats is urged to call Violent Crimes Detectives at (562) 570-7250. Anonymous tips may be submitted through "LA Crime Stoppers" by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the "P3 Tips" app to your smart phone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting




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