Juvenile arrested for criminal threats

Tehachapi Police Department


June 11, 2022

On May 31, at approximately 7:15 a.m., the Tehachapi Police Department was notified by Tehachapi Unified School District personnel of a potential threat toward an unidentified school campus. School personnel indicated a male juvenile had made a post on a social media platform indicating he looked like he was going to pull a school shooting. The juvenile was not a student in the Tehachapi Unified School District but was found to be a resident in the Tehachapi area.

Officers from the Tehachapi Police Department immediately identified and detained the 12-year-old juvenile responsible for the social media post at his residence. Based on information obtained through this investigation, the juvenile suspect was arrested for criminal threats and transported to Kern County Juvenile Hall.

The parents of the juvenile owned several firearms which were properly and safely secured inside the residence. The parents were extremely cooperative and voluntarily surrendered the firearms to officers for safekeeping.

The Tehachapi Police Department considers any threat toward students or school campuses to be extremely serious and we urge members of the public to report these threats immediately. We also encourage parents to actively monitor the social media activity of their children.


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