MORONGO VALLEY STUDENT COUNSELED FOR MAKING FALSE 911 CALLS

MORONGO VALLEY STUDENT COUNSELED FOR MAKING FALSE 911 CALLS

Making false 911 calls has been in the news recently, and the Morongo Basin experienced its own version this past week. According to a Sheriff’s report, the Sheriff’s Department received several 911 calls Thursday from the same phone number near the Morongo Valley Elementary School. A deputy went to the school and talked to the principal, who notified the teachers. A teacher said she heard a student talking about 911 calls. The student was called to the principal’s office and, under questioning by both the principal and the deputy, denied making the calls. However, a check of the student’s phone found that there were several 911 calls matching the times of the calls received. The deputy drove the student home and informed the mother of the false 911 calls. The report states that the school will discipline the student. In California, it is a misdemeanor to falsely call 911 with violators are subject to a $1,000 fine and up to six months in jail.

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