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Wednesday February 21st, 2018 :: 05:00 a.m. PST


LASD Sheriff McDonnell to Discuss Thwarted School Shooting & Swift, Collaborative Efforts with School Officials

Sheriff McDonnell to Discuss Thwarted School Shooting and
Swift, Collaborative Efforts with School Officials
**This news conference will be seen LIVE on facebook. 

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Who:          Sheriff Jim McDonnell; Captain James Tatreau, Lieutenant Tracy Stewart, and arresting deputies Scott Reynal and Martin Maciel, Norwalk Sheriff’s Station; Chief of School Safety, Elaine Williams, Norwalk La Mirada Unified School District; and Security Officer Marino Chavez, Norwalk La Mirada Unified School District.
What:         Sheriff McDonnell will discuss the circumstances surrounding a recent threat to commit a school shooting and prevention of a potentially dangerous outcome, thanks to attentive ears of school resource personnel and diligent investigators.
On Friday, February 16, 2018, Norwalk Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to El Camino High School, South Whittier, to investigate the circumstances surrounding a criminal threats call.  The deputies learned a school security officer overheard a disgruntled student threaten the occurrence of a shooting at the school. 
Investigation resulted in the collection of weapons and ballistic evidence from the student’s home, and the intervention of a potential threat to life.
When:        Wednesday, February 21, 2018
                   10:30 A.M.
Where:       Hall of Justice – first floor media conference room
                   211 West Temple Street,
                   Los Angeles, CA  90012
Media note:         A photo of the weapons and evidence recovered will be on display.
For further information, contact Public Information Officer Nicole Nishida at 323-810-1973, or the Sheriff’s Information Bureau at 213-229-1850.
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Deputy Lillian Peck
Sheriff’s Information Bureau
211 West Temple Street,
Los Angeles, CA  90012
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