Teenager arrested for death threat texts, police say

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PORTERVILLE, California (KSEE/KGPE) – A 14-year-old boy has been arrested in Porterville on suspicion of sending threatening text messages to five other people, according to Porterville Police.

Officers say two teenagers were brought to the police department by their parents on Sunday after receiving the messages which made threats against their lives.

Investigators established four others were included in the text-message thread, making a total of six victims that all knew each other and attended high schools in the Porterville area.

Detectives say one of the six victims eventually confessed to sending the threatening messages. Officers say he had likely included himself in the group text message to exclude himself as a suspect.

The 14-year-old suspect was booked into the Tulare County Juvenile Detention Facility on a felony charge of criminal threats.

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