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SBSD - Victorville Police Department
Wednesday November 14th, 2018 :: 04:51 p.m. PST


False Report of Person with a Gun on Silverado High School Campus

DATE/TIME: November 14, 2018 / 12:34pm

INCIDENT: Report of Person with a Gun on School Campus

LOCATION: Silverado High School, 14048 Cobalt Road, Victorville

SUSPECT: 17-year old male, Silverado High School student

UPDATE: Through their investigation, deputies determined a 17-year old student at the school was responsible for making the false report of a person on campus with a firearm. The student was arrested and booked at High Desert Juvenile Detention Center for false report of an emergency.

SUMMARY: On November 14, 2018, deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to Silverado High School after receiving a report of a person with a gun on campus.

School officials enacted a lockdown at both Silverado High School and Cobalt Institute of Math and Science as deputies conducted a sweep of the Silverado campus. It was determined no legitimate threat existed. The cell phone used to make the initial report was located and determined to belong to a student. It appears the report was made as a prank and another student may have been involved.

The lockdown at both schools was lifted and classes resumed as normal. A thorough investigation is being conducted.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at

Refer: Mara Rodriguez, Media Relations

Station: Victorville Police Department

Incident #: VC183180214

Phone No. (760) 241-2911

JOHN MCMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Victorville Police Department
14200 Amargosa Rd
Victorville, CA 92392

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 909-387-3700

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