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YouTube Threat Forces Local High School to Cancel Classes Today [UPDATED]

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Bishop Montgomery HS (via school's website)
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A Catholic High School in Torrance is closed for the day as authorities investigate an unspecified threat made late last week, according to City News Service. All classes at Bishop Montgomery High School are canceled today due to the threat, which was reportedly made on YouTube.Over the weekend, school officials informed parents the campus would be closed Monday, but did not offer additional information. The school closure was listed on the BMHS website.

Police did not release details about the alleged threat, citing the ongoing investigation as reason for their silence.

UPDATE: Torrance Police have released some information about the closure, explaining that a 16-year-old male posted to YouTube threats that "something very bad was going to
happen at the school on Monday," reports CNS. The boy was taken into custody. Police and school officials were notified of the video post on Saturday, and while the school was inspected today, nothing suspicious was found.