Creekview Ranch Middle School in Roseville was placed on lockdown Thursday January 31 due to criminal threats on campus.
According to Sheriff Edward N. Bonner, the Placer County Sheriffs responded to a call from the local school around 3:45 pm. School officials reported that a man, later identified as Reiner Gae Poppenda, 61, allegedly threatened to kill the principal of the school. According to the witness reports, Poppenda was walking on school campus and was confronted by the principal. He then pointed an object he was holding at the principal like a handgun and threatened to kill him. Because there were children on campus who participated in after school activities, the principal directed his staff to place the school on lockdown.
Poppenda was later found by the deputies in a nearby creek bed. He fought the deputies who attempted to apprehend him and was later taken into custody and booked into Placer County Jail with a bail set at $25,000 for making criminal threats and resisting arrest. No one was reported to be injured in the incident.
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