ORO GRANDE – A Riverside Preparatory student was arrested after making criminal threats against Riverside Preparatory High School and the students.
On Thursday, August 30, 2018, at around 10:00 a.m. school officials were made aware of the threats by students who heard the student making the threats. The school investigated the validity of the reports and subsequently turned the information over to the School Resource Officer, Deputy Wil Fifita. Deputy Fifita learned that the student threatened to “shoot up” the school and the students. The investigation included authoring a search warrant for the students home. The search was executed and during the search, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s officials report the recovery of a “high volume of firearms”.
The juvenile was arrested and booked into the High Desert Juvenile Detention and Assessment Center for Criminal Threats and Threatening School Officials. “There is no additional threat to the safety of the children or the staff at the school,” said Sgt. M. New in the Media release. School officials from Riverside Preparatory High School said that although the information was not widely known amongst the student body, they did want to inform families so that they can speak with their children. Counselors and staff will be available for students who may be in need of their services.
Anyone with information regarding suspicious or criminal activity is encouraged to contact their local Sheriff Station or We-Tip at 1-800-78-CRIME (www.wetip.com) and can remain anonymous. There is no additional information to release regarding this investigation due to a juvenile being the suspect.
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