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Whittier HS Student Arrested for Violent Threats on Campus
Posted On: February 22, 2018
Today at approximately 3pm, a Whittier High School student was arrested for terrorist threats while on campus. At the conclusion of 3rd period, several students heard the suspect make statements about “shooting up the school.” A staff member immediately notified the school’s administration who soon gave the information to the onsite Whittier Police School Resource Officer. The School Resource Officer located and detained the unarmed, 17-year-old senior on campus.
Detectives interviewed the witnesses and arrested the juvenile for terrorist threats, which is a felony. A subsequent search warrant was obtained for the juvenile’s residence in the county area of Whittier and after a thorough search, no weapons were found.
After booking the suspect at the Whittier Police Department Jail, he was transported to the Los Padrinos Juvenile hall; he is not eligible for bail while awaiting charges.
This investigation is ongoing for any further information regarding the juvenile’s arrest please contact Ofc. John Scoggins at 562-244-0045. You can contact the school’s public relations director Valerie Martinez at 909-917-3368.
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