Authorities Investigating a Threat Made to Ranchero Middle School in Hesperia

Authorities Investigating a Threat Made to Ranchero Middle School in Hesperia

HESPERIA – At around 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday morning deputies were dispatched to Ranchero Middle School for a potential threat to the school. When deputies arrived at the school located at 17607 Ranchero Road they learned that a student told another student that he will “shoot up the school” and that he had a weapon in his possession. School staff immediately made contact with the student who was confirmed to be on campus.

Hesperia Unified School District Superintendent David Olney told a 24/7 Headline News reporter that he is still gathering information, but could confirm there was a student making threats. He went on to say that there was never a gun on campus.

It is our protocol that any time a student makes a threat, even if there appears to be no intent, our school police are immediately contacted and involved, as they were in this situation,” said Olney.  “It is also standard procedure for our officers to conduct a thorough threat assessment that not only involves the student, but also those he/she lives with. Administration will also follow up with appropriate disciplinary action. The safety of our students is of primary concern.”

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  • Shann

    It would be nice if the school would at least be honest and quit saying “it’s fake” or “it’s just a rumor”. Clearly it isn’t even if it was just a threat.

    • orion

      look at my speech m8

  • Nicole Lueken

    Yep…and why the heck do they call,us with a recording for a mountain lion sighting or a suspicious vehicle driving around children walking home…but a GUN, weather its fake or not…a threat is a threat and it is our right as parents to know about it! My son is a student at ranchero, his teachers told him not to talk about it…wtf?!

    • orion

      look at my speech

    • orion


  • orion

    im the kid who said that those treats im problebly expeled but those girls were bullying me and i stood up for my self so yeah my name is orion wright and wubullubdubdub

  • orion

    sorry threats