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California juvenile crimes: Teen arrested for alleged threats

A student at Loara High School in the Anaheim area has been arrested for allegedly making online threats of violence against the school. Juvenile crimes of this nature are never taken lightly by school officials or by law enforcement authorities in California. The teen was booked into a juvenile detention center shortly after being taken into custody.

It was recently reported that a 15-year-old male was arrested for making criminal threats to his school. This was done via an app known as OGLE, which is supposed to allow users to post things online anonymously; however, investigators claim that discovering who is behind anonymous posts is possible. After the threat was posted, authorities went to the residence of the student believed responsible. He was arrested and his home searched. No weapons were found in the teenager's home.

Authorities have not given any further details regarding the contents of the threat. The teenager was taken to Orange County Juvenile Hall. It is unknown if court dates have been scheduled in his case.

Juvenile crimes cases -- whether handled in California or elsewhere -- can be tough to tackle. The end goal for those matters where an individual is found responsible is reaching an outcome that offers rehabilitation and assistance rather than simply pushing punishment. Finding the right balance so that the needs of the accused are adequately addressed can be difficult, though it certainly is possible with the right assistance. With the help of legal counsel, this young man can work to either fight the accusations made against him or seek sentencing that provides the services he needs going forward.

Source: NBC Los Angeles, "Suspects Arrested in Two Anaheim School Threats", Jonathan Lloyd and Rick Montanez, March 28, 2016

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