VISALIA, Calif (TCD) -- A 14-year-old boy was arrested for allegedly threatening to kill two fellow students Dec. 3.
According to the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to Sycamore Valley Charter Academy on Monday, Dec. 6, regarding the incident. The Sheriff’s Office said a teacher alerted authorities after hearing about the threats. One student reportedly refrained from attending school that day as a safety precaution.
In a news release, the Sheriff’s Office said the teen had made prior statements about owning guns and weapons at home. Investigators executed a search warrant at the 14-year-old’s home. No weapons or firearms were found, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The teen was booked into the Juvenile Detention Facility and faces charges for making criminal threats.