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Thursday February 22nd, 2018 :: 01:59 p.m. PST


SCV Sheriff's deputies detain 9th grade student for criminal threats

On Thursday, February 22, 2018, at approximately 9:10 a.m., the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station was notified by the Santa Clarita Valley International Charter School (SCVi) administration of a 9th grade student who reportedly made a threatening statement while at school on Wednesday. The student stated that he was going to "shoot up the school and students." His statement was overheard by another student, who later relayed the information to their parent. The parent contacted the school Thursday morning, and administration determined that the student who made the alleged threats was not yet present at school. School staff immediately contacted SCV Sheriff's, and the school was put on lockdown as a precautionary measure.

Deputies responded to the school site on Hasley Canyon Road in Castaic, and after confirming that the student was not at school yet, a group of deputies provided security on the campus, while other deputies worked diligently with school officials to determine possible locations where the student could be found. After a residence in the Piru was identified as a possible location, a team of deputies was dispatched to the location. Upon arrival to the Piru location, deputies made contact with the 15-year-old male student, and subsequently charged him with making Criminal Threats. The juvenile was  transported and booked at Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station. This is an ongoing investigation.

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station continues to work with all of our area schools and community to ensure safe campuses throughout the Santa Clarita Valley. Students are encouraged that if they see something, say something. Our school resource officers look into each and every tip received, as we want to do everything we can to keep our students and schools safe.

Forwarded by Shirley Miller, Public Information Officer
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station
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Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station polices the City of Santa Clarita and the unincorporated communities and a portion of the Angeles National Forest, as well as Bouquet Canyon, Canyon Country, Castaic, Gorman, Hasley Canyon, Newhall, Neenach, Sand Canyon, Santa Clarita, Saugus, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Sleepy Valley, Southern Oaks, Stevenson Ranch, Sunset Point, Tesoro del Valle, Valencia, Val Verde, West Hills and West Ranch.

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