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DATE/TIME: November 20, 2019 / 1:22 pm

INCIDENT: Possession of a Destructive Device

LOCATION: 15000 Hook Blvd., Victorville

SUSPECT(S): 14-year old male

SUMMARY: On November 20, 2019, deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to Hook Jr. High School for report of an explosion.

Within minutes of arriving, deputies discovered a 14-year old student had lit an M80 and dropped it in a trash can. The device exploded, making a loud sound and sending trash and debris flying into the air.

A witness and video surveillance confirmed the suspect and he was taken into custody. He was arrested and booked at High Desert Juvenile Detention Center for possession of a destructive device. No one was injured during the incident.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Deputy H. Miranda 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 #: 171910366

Phone No. (760) 241-2911

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