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DATE/TIME: August 30, 2018, at 10:00 a.m.

INCIDENT: Threats of School Shooting

LOCATION: Riverside Preparatory High School, Oro Grande

SUSPECT(S): Confidential male juvenile

VICTIM(S): Confidential juveniles

SUMMARY: On August 30, 2018, Deputy Fifita from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station, was working as the School Resource Officer for the Oro Grande School District. Fifita received information a student on the campus of Riverside Preparatory High School threatened to shoot up the school and other students. During the investigation, detectives from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station served a search warrant at the student’s home and recovered a high volume of firearms. The juvenile suspect was arrested and booked into the High Desert Juvenile Detention and Assessment Center for criminal threats and threatening school officials. There is no additional threat to the safety of the children or the staff at the school.

This investigation is part of the Sheriff’s Departments ongoing effort to suppress criminal activity and safeguard the communities and citizens it serves. Anyone with information regarding suspicious or criminal activity is encouraged to contact their local Sheriff Station or We-Tip at 1-800-78-CRIME ( and can remain anonymous. There is no additional information to release regarding this investigation due to a juvenile being the suspect.

Refer: Sgt. M. New

Station: Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station

Phone No. (760) 552-6800

Case No. 071802814

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