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SBSD - Victorville Police Department
Monday October 21st, 2019 :: 11:06 a.m. PDT


A 16-year-old male student of Silverado High School was arrested for criminal threats

DATE/TIME: October 18, 2019 / 1:43 pm

INCIDENT: Criminal Threats

LOCATION: Silverado High School, Victorville

SUSPECT: 16-year old male student

On October 18, 2019, Deputy M. Reynoso investigated threats made via social media. The threats involved students attending Silverado High School in Victorville.

During the investigation, it was discovered the suspect, a 16-year old male student at the school, made threats to kill six other students during a group social media conversation. A parent was made aware of the threat and contacted the school. A school administrator contacted law enforcement to begin an immediate investigation.

The investigation revealed the suspect, who suffers from an intellectual disability, was upset about being bullied. The suspect believed the victims to be his friends and became distraught when they began teasing him for various reasons.

A search warrant was served at the suspect’s residence and deputies recovered two firearms and ammunition, belonging to the suspect’s family. The suspect was arrested and issued a citation for criminal threats and was released to his parents. The case will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s, Juvenile Division, for review and determination of filing. Any action taken by the School District will be at their discretion, in accordance with their policies and procedures.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Deputy M. Reynoso at 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 the information on the We-Tip website at

Refer: Mara Rodriguez, Media Relations

Station: Victorville Police Department

Case #: 171909373

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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