TWO STUDENTS ARRESTED FOR CRIMINAL THREATS
Last night, the Corona Police Department received information of a 15-year-old male Corona High School student who threatened violence towards the campus of Corona High School. Through the investigation, officers were able to view social media posts sent by the suspect. The suspect was identified and subsequently arrested at his residence. The suspect was later booked into Riverside Juvenile Hall. No weapons were located at the suspect’s residence.
Today, another Corona High School student posted on social media a picture of himself with a weapon, making threats toward Corona High School students. School administration brought this to the attention of the School Resource Officer assigned to Corona High School. An 18-year-old male student was identified, detained and it was determined the weapon shown in the photo had been rented at a shooting range for use at that range. No weapons were located at the suspect’s residence. This investigation is ongoing.
We’d like to take this opportunity to remind our residents to avoid reposting or reporting crimes or suspicious behavior via social media that may not be monitored 24/7. Please call dispatch at (951) 736-2330, option 3 for issues that need immediate attention.
Unsubstantiated rumors about these arrests are being posted on various social media websites. For accurate information please follow official websites.
The Corona Police Department takes every threat seriously and has zero tolerance for any behavior that threatens the safety our schools.
To reassure students and school staff of their safety additional police presence will be on campus today.
Thank you for your assistance in helping us keep Corona a safe place. If you see something, say something.