Another middle school student was arrested this week in the High Desert on suspicion of sending criminal threats through mobile devices to students at one school in Adelanto.
The Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station reported that over the past week, Columbia Middle School had received several threats against the safety of children at the school.
With the report of each threat, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department responded to the school, searched the premises, and worked to ensure the safety of everyone on campus.
On Wednesday, students have AirDropped a message indicating there would be a shooting at the school at 14409 Aster Road in Adelanto.
AirDrop —a proprietary file-sharing program provided by Apple —means to send or “drop” files or content over the air from one Apple mobile device to another.
Investigating deputies and detectives identified the suspect as a 14-year-old male student in the 8th grade who attends the school.
The student was arrested and will appear in SBC Juvenile Court.
The investigation is ongoing. It is unknown if the student suspect is responsible for the previous threats against Columbia Middle School students.
Mesa Linda Middle School
Sheriff’s deputies seized multiple firearms after they arrested a 12-year-old student on suspicion that he made criminal threats at Mesa Linda Middle School in Victorville.
On Monday, Victorville Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to a suspicious circumstances call at the school at 13001 Mesa Linda Avenue.
The reporting party told deputies that several students heard that another student threatened to shoot up the school.
Investigating deputies identified the suspect, who was later located on campus and detained. No firearms were found at the school or in possession of the suspect.
A search warrant was issued and served at the suspect’s home in the 12500 Block of Sunbird Lane near Eagle Ranch Park in Victorville, where several rifles were found and seized for safekeeping. The sheriff’s office didn’t say who owned the weapons.
The suspect was arrested for criminal threats and booked at SBC Juvenile Hall.
Anyone with information regarding the Columbia Middle School case, or the previous threats, is asked by the Sheriff’s Department to contact Deputy J. Lopez at Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station at 760-552-6800.
Callers can remain anonymous by contacting We-Tip at 800-78-CRIME (27463) or online at wetip.com.