San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: April 5, 2016 8:30 a.m.

INCIDENT:PC 71 Threaten /Assault Public Official

LOCATION:57019 Yucca Trail Community Day School

SUSPECT: 15 year old male Yucca Valley Resident

VICTIM: Michael Van Luven, Teacher at Community Day School in Yucca Valley


On Tuesday, April 5, 2016, Deputy S. Ables, the Town of Yucca Valley Juvenile Officer, responded to the Community Day School in reference to a 9-1-1 call reporting a student threatening to assault the teacher, Michael Van Luven. During the investigation Deputy Ables found a 15 year old juvenile had made verbal threats to assault the teacher while standing up in a fighting stance. The juvenile’s behavior escalated, resulting in him throwing an object at Van Luven striking him in the back. Van Luven did not sustain any injuries; however because of the juvenile’s behavior Van Luven was unable to perform his duties as a teacher.

The juvenile was arrested for PC 71 – Threatening a public officer and was booked at the San Bernardino Central Juvenile Hall.

Refer:Deputy S. Ables, Town of Yucca Valley Juvenile Officer

Station: Morongo Basin Station

Case #: 231600624

Phone No. (760) 366-4175

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700