Portland teen's internet threat discovered in Michigan, causes stir in same name California school

Teen's online threat causes school alerts in multiple states

Published On: Sep 28 2012 03:42:59 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 28 2012 03:43:08 PM EDT
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PORTLAND, Ore. -

Portland police say a 17-year-old boy threatened a school shooting in an Internet post.

Police say the teen wrote that he was going to shoot people at Wilson High School at noon Thursday.

A caller from Michigan reported the post after seeing it and the threat caused a stir in Long Beach, Calif., which also has a high school named Wilson.

Long Beach investigators determined the post was linked to a southwest Portland address.

Police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson says officers met the boy Thursday and determined he did not have access to a gun and no students were ever in danger.

The boy remains in the custody of his parents. The case has been sent to juvenile court.