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DATE/TIME: February 26, 2019 / 8:43 am

INCIDENT: Possession of a Firearm at a Public School

LOCATION: Cobalt Institute of Math & Science, 14045 Topaz Road, Victorville

SUSPECT: 13-year old male student

On February 26, 2019, school resource deputies, with Victorville Police Department, were notified by staff at Cobalt Institute of Math & Science that an eighth-grade student brought a gun to school.

Deputies responded and learned an anonymous tip was received by school staff, indicating the student had an air pistol. Security officers at the school located the student and found he had a real handgun in his backpack. The gun was not loaded, and no ammunition was found in the students’ possession.

Deputies interviewed the student and a search warrant was served at the student’s home. No other weapons or evidence of credible threats were located. He was arrested and booked at High Desert Juvenile Detention Center for possession of a firearm at a public school.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact 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 #: 171901832

Phone No. (760) 241-2911

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