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Woman who allegedly called in threat to Valley College is arrested

A 21-year-old woman was arrested Thursday for allegedly calling Los Angeles Valley College and threatening to "shoot up" the school, authorities said.

Authorities say the Los Angeles County sheriff's bureau at the college received a call Thursday about 9 a.m. from a person threatening to "shoot up" the campus, said Capt. Mike Parker. Authorities immediately beefed up security at the school and began searching for a potential shooter, and administrators canceled classes for the day.

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About 700 students were evacuated from campus after the threat, Parker said.

At the same time, detectives tracked down the threat to a woman in Van Nuys — identified only as a former student — who was arrested about 10:40 a.m., Parker said. Deputies were working on getting a warrant to search the woman's home for weapons, he added.

It was not immediately clear when normal campus activities would resume. L.A. Unified School District's Grant High School is around the corner from the college and was also locked down Thursday morning.

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