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DATE/TIME: March 21, 2019

INCIDENT: School Threat

LOCATION: Cobalt Institute of Math and Science, 13801 Cobalt Road, Victorville

On March 19, 2019, Administrators at Cobalt Institute of Math and Science were made aware of a student who was reportedly telling others he had a hit list and was going to carry out a school shooting.

Deputies and Detectives from the Victorville Police Department were notified and immediately began an investigation into the allegations. After an extensive investigation, including interviews with school staff, students and parents, it was determined the incident was a hoax and there was no credible threat. Additional deputies will remain on the campus today as a precautionary measure.

The investigation is on-going, as Detectives continue to attempt to identify the original source of the threat. Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Detective S. Andersen 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 information on the We-Tip website at

Refer: Mara Rodriguez, Media Relations

Station: Victorville Police Department

Case #: 171902472

Phone No. (760) 241-2911

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