Vista Student Arrested Following Shooting Threat

The second threat of violence in a week at Vista Murrieta High School resulted in the arrest of a 16-year-old boy on Monday, authorities sai...

The second threat of violence in a week at Vista Murrieta High School resulted in the arrest of a 16-year-old boy on Monday, authorities said.

The boy, a sophomore at Vista Murrieta, admitted to police that he made threats of shooting another student as a "prank." The threat was reported to administrators, who contacted the police department, according to a news release. After interviewing witnesses and identifying the student, he was arrested for reporting or causing a false emergency and for possession of a gravity knife.

The student was transported to Southwest Juvenile Hall for processing. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Murrieta Police Department Juvenile Investigations Unit at 951-461-6361. You can also provide information anonymously through "We Tip" at 1-800-78-CRIME.

On April 20, the campus was searched by a K-9 unit and extra officers were in force after a bomb threat was called into the school. It was determined not to be credible and classes were held as usual.

According to Lt. Ron Driscoll, the the Murrieta Police Department takes all threats of violence toward students and district staff very seriously. Anyone making a threat of any sort, whether intended as a legitimate threat or a prank, will be investigated and charged accordingly.

Related

Vista Murrieta High School 7059389831986268215

Post a Comment

emo-but-icon

Follow Us











Subscribe Via E-mail

item