Burbank student arrested after allegedly posting threats to Twitter

A 16-year-old male student who allegedly threatened another student on Twitter while referring to past school shootings was arrested Tuesday, Burbank police said.

The John Burroughs High School student was arrested on suspicion of making terrorist threats after police received several phone calls at around 6 p.m. regarding the threats posted on Twitter, said Sgt. Darin Ryburn.

The suspect, who was not identified because he’s a minor, was arrested after police interviewed him and the victim, Ryburn said, adding that the incident appeared to be isolated.

Police thanked the students and parents who came forward with information about the cyber-bullying incident.

“Their willingness to become involved resulted in the immediate identification and arrest of the individual involved,” Ryburn said.

He added that police and school officials “continue to work together on all cyber threats or bullying incidents directed at students and staff to ensure the safety of everyone.”

-- Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com

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