Police seize multiple firearms found at home of a 12-year-old that threatened to shoot up his middle school

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(Victorville, Calif. Police Department / News Release)

On October 24, 2022, deputies with the Victorville Police Department responded to a suspicious circumstances call from Mesa Linda Middle School. The reporting party told deputies that several students heard another student threaten to shoot up the school.

Through investigation, deputies identified the suspect as a 12-year-old male student. The suspect was located on campus and detained. No firearms were found at the school or in the possession of the suspect. A search warrant was issued and served at the suspect’s home. With assistance from K-9 Nina and her handler, Deputy J. Carroll, deputies located several rifles during the search. The firearms were seized for safekeeping.

The suspect was arrested for criminal threats and booked at San Bernardino County Juvenile Hall.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Deputy G. Palacios at the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.

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