VICTORVILLE, Calif. – The threat of a school shooting at the Cobalt Institute of Math and Science in Victorville has been determined to be a hoax, officials said.
On March 19, 2019, the staff at the school were made aware of a threat to the school located at 13801 Cobalt Road. The reporting party said that there was a student telling other students that he had a hit list and was going to do a school shooting.
Victorville Sheriff Deputies and Detectives responded to investigate the incident. “After an extensive investigation, including interviews with school staff, students and parents, it was determined the incident was a hoax and there was no credible threat,” said Victorville Sheriff Department Spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez. “Additional deputies will remain on the campus today as a precautionary measure.”
The investigation is on-going, as Detectives continue to attempt to identify the original source of the threat.
Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Detective S. Andersen at the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.
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