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Student charged in bomb threat at Huntington Beach High

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A Huntington Beach High School student is set to be arraigned Tuesday for leaving a note on a teacher’s desk threatening to detonate a bomb, law enforcement officials said.

Christopher Michael Casey, 18, is charged with one felony count of reporting a false bomb threat and could face a maximum sentence of three years in state prison, if convicted, according to a joint statement from the Orange County district attorney’s office and Huntington Beach Police Department.

Authorities said that a secretary at the school found the note on a teacher’s desk shortly before 1 p.m. Friday, the same day as the school shooting in Connecticut.

The secretary alerted the school’s principal, who notified Huntington Beach police. Casey was arrested at the school.

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Investigators said they did not find any bombs or explosives on the campus, authorities said.

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