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“high volume of firearms” recovered after student threatens to shoot up Riverside Preparatory School

ORO GRANDE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Officials say they recovered a “high volume of firearms” from the home of a student after he allegedly made threats to shoot up a school in Oro Grande Thursday afternoon.

On August 30, 2018, at about 10:00 a.m., Deputy Fifita from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station was working as the School Resource Officer for the Oro Grande School District when he received information that a student on the campus of Riverside Preparatory High School threatened to shoot up the school and other students.

“During the investigation, detectives from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station served a search warrant at the student’s home and recovered a high volume of firearms,” stated a sheriff’s press release Thursday night.

The juvenile suspect was arrested and booked into the High Desert Juvenile Detention and Assessment Center for criminal threats and threatening school officials.

“There is no additional threat to the safety of the children or the staff at the school,” the release stated.

This investigation is part of the Sheriff’s Departments ongoing effort to suppress criminal activity and safeguard the communities and citizens it serves.

Officials they will not release any additional regarding the suspect since he is a juvenile under the age of 18.

Riverside Prep Public Information Officer Charity Lindsey said, “the community of RP is saddened by this occurrence, but we are very proud of our reporting students who were quick in their action to follow the guideline of “If you see something say something.” Their good judgement to turn to an adult was wise and assisted both the school and law enforcement in taking action. Through our continued partnership with San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department we are confident that this threat was isolated and resolved.”

Lindsey said the information was not widely known amongst the student body but the school is informing all families so that they may speak with their children this evening.

Counselors and staff will be on hand in the morning should any student need their services.

Anyone with information regarding suspicious or criminal activity is encouraged to contact their local Sheriff Station or We-Tip at 1-800-78-CRIME (www.wetip.com) and can remain anonymous.

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