The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department has reportedly arrested a teen in connection to a rash of violence threats made within local high schools over the past two weeks, according to an official press release.
Sheriff’s Department Safe School Officers have reportedly responded to and assisted in the investigation of handwritten statements found on the interior of campus restrooms. Each statement was similar in nature, and indicated a threat of a shooting or other act of violence. The dates and locations included:
- October 17 — Rio Americano High School
- October 24 — Del Campo High School
- October 24 — Bella Vista High School
- October 28 — Casa Roble High School
- October 29 — Del Campo High School
- October 30 — El Camino High School
According to Sac Sheriff, one arrest of a 14-year-old female student has been made in relation to the Bella Vista High School incident. A threat assessment has reportedly been conducted for each incident revealing a low likelihood of occurrence, with the possible motivation behind these threats intended to cause general disruption on the campus and school activities.
The San Juan School District has sent timely notifications to students and staff upon notification of each threat. The Sacramento Sheriff’s Department, through the Safe Schools Program, has reportedly increased their presence on campuses to raise the overall level of officer visibility and campus safety.
Sac Sheriff asks parents or students with information that could be possibly used to identify the person or persons responsible for these acts are encouraged to speak with their school administrators or submit a tip to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477) or at www.sacsheriff.com.