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Press Release: School Threats Investigation and Arrest
Agency: Norco Sheriff
Station Area: Jurupa Valley
Written Date: May 31, 2019 Time: 5:00 p.m.
Incident Date: May 30, 2019 Time: 8:51 p.m.
Incident Location: Norco High School, 2065 Temescal Avenue, City of Norco
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Edward Soto
File Number(s): G191500077


On Thursday, May 30, 2019, at approximately 8:51 p.m., the Norco Sheriff’s Office received a report of a school violence related threat from an unidentified suspect via social media. The threat was directed toward Norco High School, located at 2065 Temescal Avenue, in the city of Norco. 

On Friday, May 31, 2019, the Norco Sheriff’s Office responded to the high school to ensure the safety of the students and faculty. The threat resulted in tying up Sheriff’s resources, causing a substantial decline in school attendance, as well as greatly inconveniencing students, faculty, and parents. 

The Norco Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer, assigned to Norco High School, assumed the investigation. Information was developed which ultimately led to the suspect's identity and location. The suspect, identified as a 15-year old male juvenile, was detained, arrested, and booked into juvenile hall on terrorist threats charges. The investigation revealed the threats were not credible.

The Norco Sheriff's Office and Jurupa Valley Station School Resource Officer Unit, in our partnership with the Corona-Norco Unified School District, is committed to the safety of all our students and school faculty. Anyone making threats or reports of violence against any of our schools, students, or to our community, will be thoroughly investigated and held accountable for their actions. Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy Jeffrey Scott at (951) 270-5673.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's CrimeTips online form.


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