Teen Boy Arrested for Threatening to “Shoot Up” a Hemet Middle School

Teen Boy Arrested for Threatening to “Shoot Up” a Hemet Middle School

HEMET, Calif. – A 15-year-old Diamond Middle School student was arrested for threatening to “shoot up” the school, Hemet Police said.


At around 1:17 p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2017, the school received the call that led to a lock down of the campus. The caller called the school’s front office and stated that he was going to shoot up the school. After placing the school on lockdown, they contacted law enforcement. Hemet Police officers responded to the scene and saturated the area to ensure that the school was safe from any threats.

The investigation led to the student who said that the call was a “prank, that he thought would be funny. The threat as determined to not be credible but the student was arrested. He was booked into the Riverside County Juvenile Hall and is now facing Felony charges.


The name of the suspect is being withheld due to his age.

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