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Long Beach police took an eighth-grader into custody Thursday, March 1, after school officials reported a possible threat of violence — the latest such incident to come amid heightened tensions on campuses nationwide in the wake of last month’s deadly shooting at a Florida high school.

Officers responded to Cubberley K-8 School, in the 3200 block of Monogram Avenue, at about 10:35 a.m. to help out a school safety officer in dealing the with alleged threat. They subsequently arrested the 13-year-old on suspicion of making criminal threats.

The youth, whose name was not released, will be booked and taken to Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall, authorities said.

In a news release Thursday, the Long Beach Police Department said officers conducted an investigation and found probable cause to arrest the teen. The department offered few other details, however, and in the news release did not specify the precise nature of the alleged threat.

A call to the department Thursday evening was not immediately returned.

The incident comes more than two weeks after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Florida, where 17 people died in gunman’s attack.

Since that massacre, a spate of threats and rumors have been reported at schools across the country, including some in Southern California. Last week, at least a dozen students and two adults were arrested in at least 14 different threats across the region, authorities said.

In Long Beach, three students were arrested in separate threats overheard by students or school staffers at Millikan High School, Wilson High School and Tincher Preparatory School. In another case, rumors of a planned school shooting at Long Beach Poly High School turned out to be unfounded, officials said.

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