A 16-year-old Covina High School student was arrested on suspicion of making a threat against two other students, informed the Covina Police Department.
This is the CPD official statement:
On Thursday, officers responded on Thursday to Covina High School to investigate an allegation of threats made by a student. Officers learned that two students had been approached by a third student and an alleged threat of violence was made.
These threats were reported to school administrators who then contacted the Covina Police Department. Officers completed a thorough investigation and arrested the sixteen year-old student for criminal threats.
He has been detained at Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall. The student suspect is to appear at Pomona Juvenile Court on January 14. The investigation revealed that no weapons were on campus and that the student suspect does not have direct access to firearms. The investigation revealed that this was an isolated incident where the student suspect acted alone.
School administrators learned that their student population began using social media methods afterwards to spread unsubstantiated information about yesterday’s events. Some of those messages included inaccurate rumors that have increased concerns among parents and students causing increased inquiries to the school, district offices and the police department. Approximately 25 percent of the pupil population at Covina High School is reported absent from classes today.
With the Nation’s increased concerns of school safety over the last month, the Covina Police Department had already increased the presence of police officers on and around the local school campuses. The Department, in conjunction with Covina Valley Unified School District personnel have made school safety a priority and reassure the community that yesterday’s event was an isolated incident.