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Man Arrested for Making Criminal Threats on Social Media



Silverado High School cancels Saturday school due to criminal threats.

VICTORVILLE-(  After a Tuesday, February 2nd threat reported to Silverado High School was unfounded according to Silverado High School officials, an arrest has been made for a more recent Friday night social media threat.

An 18-year-old man was arrested on Saturday morning at around 6:40 a.m. on the 17800 block of Canyon Meadows road for criminal threats made on social media. Deputies from the Victorville Station responded to the information obtained at 11:52 p.m Friday night. The threats were in regards to the non-specific threat of a “highdesertmasscre”.

Deputies located the threatening social media postings and made contact with Andrew Hernandez. Hernandez posted several entries on his Facebook page, which caused concern for Silverado High School Students. Silverado High School officials were contacted and subsequently cancelled Saturday School as a precaution.  Unconfirmed reports indicate that Hernandez is a past student of Silverado High School. 

Authorities said that school officials have now been notified of the arrest. San Bernardino County Sheriff officials said, “The Victorville Police, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and Silverado High School officials take all threats to the safety of the public and the schools as a serious matter and the threats will be fully investigated.”

Hernandez was arrested and booked into the High Desert Detention Center in Adelanto. He is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail and is due to appear at the Victorville Superior Court for an arraignment hearing on Tuesday afternoon.

Anyone with further information may contact the Victorville Police at (760) 241-2911 or We-Tip at (800) 78-CRIME.


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