According to a San Diego County Sheriff's statement, the student sent along an email to a school administrator that warned of a mass shooting, reportedly set to take place on Monday, Feb. 11. The email reportedly said that 23 students and a teacher at Twin Peaks Middle School in Poway would be shot. The email made note of a variety of guns and 3,000 rounds of ammunition.
Detectives were able to identify a student at the school as the possible email sender and served a search warrant at his parents residence on Saturday, seizing several computers, rifles and handguns. The teacher, who has asked to remain anonymous for safety reasons, says she is on high alert after being named in the email.
The student was transported to an area hospital for treatment and evaluation, and it is believed no one else was involved in making the threats, according to the statement said.
Terrorist threats are viewed as felonies in California.
An email passed on to parents Sunday morning from Principal Kelly Burke read in part:
"As you can imagine, this incident is likely to draw considerable media attention, possibly even at the national level. Please take the time to discuss this situation with your children today, to ensure their comfort and safety. At school, we will have counselors on hand to address the needs of any students who may feel vulnerable. I ask for your patience and understanding as we manage this situation and trust that we remain committed to keeping the safety of our children our highest priority."