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Four students arrested following threats made at some South Coast high schools

Threats at three high schools in Ventura County.

Students claim shooting threats were "jokes".

A total of four Ventura County high school students have now been arrested in connection with social media postings threatening shootings at some Oxnard area high schools.

Oxnard Police say a 14-year-old Oxnard High School student was arrested over a posted threat about a school shooting on the campus. A 17-year-old student was arrested for the same reason over a threat posted about a possible attack at Hueneme High School.

Oxnard Police investigators say in both cases, the students said they made the threats as jokes.

The arrests came after a student at Pacifica High School, and another Oxnard High School student were arrested following similar incidents last week. In addition to criminal charges, the students could potentially be expelled.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.