14-year-old boy from New York makes online threats to harm Etiwanda High School students, found by police
The suspect who threatened Etiwanda High School students on social media has been identified as a 14-year-old male juvenile from New York.
Students from the high school, parents, and staff members at the Chaffey Joint Union High School District called Rancho Cucamonga police about the threat on the evening of Wednesday, September 29th. “The reporting parties consisted mostly of students from Etiwanda High School who participated in an online chat group, where an unknown male in the group threatened to harm students the following day at school,” according to the release.
Police detectives worked throughout the night in an attempt to identify the person who made the threat.
Etiwanda High School and district officials contributed to the investigation as well.
The following day, detectives served search warrants to the social media platform on which the threatening comment was made. Information from the search revealed the location from which the suspect posted: a New York residence. Police detectives collaborated with the FBI to identify and locate the suspect, a 14-year-old juvenile, whom they found at home.
“Detectives have determined there are no additional involved suspects and will continue to coordinate with New York law enforcement officials for potential criminal charges to be filed in the state of New York related to the criminal threats,” continues the release. “RCPD is grateful for the assistance and support provided by the students and parents, and the Chaffey Joint Union High School District officials who reported this threat.”