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Suspect in custody following St. Ignatius school threat

Crime Watch
Posted at 6:22 PM, May 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-27 10:54:04-04

ST. IGNATIUS — An investigation is underway following a threat of violence was made at a Mission Valley school.

The Lake County Sheriff's Office was alerted to social media threats made by a youth indicating they were going to come to school with a gun and cause harm to others on Thursday afternoon.

Sheriff's deputies located the suspect away from the school and detained him within minutes of the initial report. Lake County Sheriff Don Bell says a search warrant is currently in the process of being executed on the suspect's home.

The St. Ignatius School District stated in a social media post that the school was placed on a "soft lock down" as a precaution and that nobody "was on campus that posed any threat to the district."

Sheriff Bell says a preliminary investigation resulted in his arrest for the felony crime of Intimidation.

We will have additional information as it becomes available.