Arrest Made In Centennial Bomb Threats

Staff Reports

Corona – After an extensive investigation by local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, the Corona Police Department (CPD) has confirmed the arrest of a Colorado Springs minor for making false bomb threats at Centennial High School in Corona, on Tues., Sept. 8.

According to the CPD, the false bomb threats made to the school resulted in significant monetary costs for law enforcement, and the Fire Department’s response and investigation. The CPD’s costs alone exceeded $21,000. The costs for additional security totaled approximately $20,000. In addition, there was the cost of wages and benefits paid to Centennial staff, unable to teach due to the campus closure.

The City of Corona and CNUSD officials intend to pursue restitution for those costs from the responsible parties.
“The Corona Police Department takes threats to our schools very seriously and will devote all necessary resources to investigating threats to their full potential so that people who engage in these crimes can be held accountable,” said Chief of Police Mike Abel. “The safety of our children and schools is our top priority.”