Camarillo - Juvenile Arrested for Making Threats at High School
6/13/2014 8:00:00 AM
Nature of Incident:
Threats @ Camarillo High School
Camarillo High School / 4660 Mission Oaks Blvd, Camarillo
Date & Time:
6-12-2014 / 12:30 PM
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent
City of Residence
(S) ' Male Juvenile
On June 12, 2014, Camarillo patrol deputies arrested a Camarillo High School sophomore student for threats made to kill another student. The suspect also told the victim student that he wanted to carry out a shooting at the school and take his own life.
On June 12, 2014, at 1:58 PM, Camarillo patrol deputies responded to a call of a male juvenile Camarillo High School student, threatening to shoot and kill another student earlier in the day. Deputies contacted the victim and his parent, and learned that the suspect had also told the victim that he planned to shoot up the school and then take his own life. As deputies were acquiring information regarding the threats, graduation ceremonies' were just beginning at the high school. Deputies at the high school graduation were contacted and given information regarding the threat and the suspect. Several thousand people were attending the graduation at this time.
Investigating deputies located the address of the suspect a short time later and were able to make contact with the suspect and a parent at his home. The suspect was cooperative and was taken into custody without incident and brought to the Camarillo Police Station. The suspect admitted to threatening the other student, but indicated he had no intent of carrying out the threat. The suspect was cited for 422 PC, Criminal Threats. Weapons were removed from the suspect's residence and booked into the Sheriff's property room for safekeeping.
Sheriff's deputies contacted CIRT (Children's Intensive Response Team) for an evaluation and the suspect was taken for additional mental health treatment.
Sergeant John Franchi #2549
Media Release Date:
Sergeant John Franchi #2549 (805) 388-5135
Captain Eric Dowd
Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime. The caller may remain anonymous. The call is not recorded. Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).