Twentynine Palms Jr. High School on High Alert after Student Arrested on Suspicion of Making Criminal Threats

Local News Twentynine Palms

A threat of gun violence by a Twentynine Palms Junior High School student led to one arrest and school staff on high alert Tuesday (September 20) morning.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputies were alerted to a verbal threat of gun violence made by a student of the school on Monday night. They report that the threat was made by an unidentified 13 year-old male student of Twentynine Palms Junior High School, and investigators located the student at his home at around midnight. Deputies searched the residence and found no evidence of firearms. The unidentified juvenile was arrested on suspicion of Criminal Threats, and released to a responsible party.

Tuesday morning, the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station informed the Morongo Unified School District of the threat, informing them that the suspect had been identified and located. MUSD issued a letter to parents acknowledging the nature and handling of the threat, saying that a law enforcement officer would be present at the school in addition to heightening security measures.

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station thanked community members for reporting the threats, and the Morongo Unified School District for their assitance in the investigation.