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Silverado Teen Cited for Making Threats Via Social Media

Silverado Teen Cited for Making Threats Via Social Media

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VICTORVILLE, Ca. – A 16-year-old Silverado High School student with intellectual disabilities was cited after making threats.

On Friday, October 18, 2019, deputies began investigating criminal threats that were made over social media, officials said. The threats were made against several students who attend Silverado High School. Through investigation it was learned that the student threatened to kill six students while in a group social media discussion. One of the students made his parents aware of the threat and the parents contacted the school . Law enforcement was immediately contacted to begin the investigation.

The suspect was upset about being bullied by the victims whose thought were his friends. A search was conducted at his home where two firearms were locations, along with ammunition belonging to his family. The suspect was arrested, cited,  and released to his parents. The District Attorney’s Juvenile Division will review the incident details and determine if charges will be filed. 

Anyone with information that is believed to be pertinent to this investigation should call 760-241-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at 760-956-5001. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call We-Tip Hotline 1-800-78CRIME.

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  • Silverado High School Campus: Photo by Gary Martin | 24/7 Headline News
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