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Student, 16, arrested for making criminal threats at Yucca Valley High School

YUCCA VALLEY, Calif. ( — Deputies found two guns inside the home of a 16-year-old student arrested for making criminal threats at his school.

On Thursday, February 22, 2018, Yucca Valley High School received information regarding a student making threats to carry out a school shooting. Deputy Armando Cantu, assigned as a Juvenile Deputy for the Town of Yucca Valley, responded to the school for investigation and spoke to multiple juveniles, who confirmed the threats were made.

“Deputy Cantu went to the student’s residence and located two firearms. The firearms were seized for evidence, and the student was arrested,” sheriff’s officials announced in a news release.

The student was booked into Central Juvenile Hall in San Bernardino, for a violation of Penal Code 422, Criminal Threats.

Anyone with information related to the investigation is asked to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Morongo Basin Station at (760) 366-4175. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may contact We-Tip at 1-888-78-CRIME.

(Photo courtesy of SBSD – Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Department)

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