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Norco Sheriff’s Office Arrests Suspect in Norco High School Threat Investigation

On Thursday, May 30, 2019, at approximately 8:51 p.m., the Norco Sheriff’s Office received a report of a school violence related threat from an unidentified suspect via social media. The threat was directed toward Norco High School, located at 2065 Temescal Avenue in the City of Norco.

On Friday, May 31, 2019, the Norco Sheriff’s Office responded to Norco High School to ensure the safety of the students and faculty. The threat resulted in tying up Sheriff’s resources, causing a substantial decline in school attendance, as well as greatly inconveniencing students, faculty, and parents.

The Norco Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer, assigned to Norco High School, assumed the investigation. Information was developed, which ultimately led to the suspect's identity and location. The suspect, identified as a 15-year old male juvenile, was detained, arrested, and booked into juvenile hall on terrorist threats charges. The investigation revealed the threats were not credible.

The Norco Sheriff's Office and Jurupa Valley Station School Resource Officer Unit, in partnership with the Corona-Norco Unified School District, are committed to the safety of all students and school faculty. Any threats or reports of violence against any schools, students, or the community, will be thoroughly investigated and suspects will be held accountable for their actions. Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy Jeffrey Scott at (951) 270-5673.