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The mother of a Sacramento teenager arrested for threatening on facebook to commit a school shooting said her son would have never carried out the threat. She spoke exclusively to FOX40 Monday night on condition of anonymity.
“He is not a threat,” she said. “This is not anything that anybody has to be alarmed about.”
According to the mother, the 17-year-old El Camino High School student had no access to guns. The Sacramento Sheriff’s Department also stated that no immediate means to carry out the treat were found in a search of the family’s home.
The mother said she believes her son’s threat was a cry for help. And she wishes more help was available for troubled teens and their families.
“I want to get across that my son is not a bad kid,” the mother told FOX40. “He’s a great kid actually. Just hanging with the wrong crowd, doing drugs, not in his right mind. So for other parents out there, we need to get together. We need to find a system here. We need to get this system together here. We need to do something for our kids.”
The boy is currently in juvenile hall, awaiting arraignment on a single felony charge of threatening to commit a crime resulting in serious injury.