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NOPD: Ben Franklin student arrested for threats against school

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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

A juvenile was arrested Wednesday in connection with threats he allegedly made against Benjamin Franklin High School, according to an NOPD spokesman.

On Sept. 22, the NOPD received information about a 16-year-old male student at the school who was believed to be planning an act of violence against other students. Police immediately began an investigation and within days executed a search warrant at the suspect's home. 

Detectives recovered digital evidence on cell phones and a computer at the location. Based on the evidence, officers obtained an arrest warrant for the juvenile. 

He was arrested without incident. The NOPD is working with the FBI on the investigation, which is still active and ongoing.

No further information was available. The suspect's name is not being released because of his age. 

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