Beaumont, CA – On Wednesday, October 24, 2018, the Beaumont Police Department School Resource Officer received information from a citizen identifying a juvenile believed to be involved in the school shooting threat that was reported to the Beaumont Police Department on Tuesday, October 23, 2018.
The School Resource Officer conducted an investigation and was able to positively identify and locate a 14 year old, juvenile male who admitted to sending the message to another student through Social Media. The juvenile, a resident of Beaumont, was arrested for criminal threats and booked at Juvenile Hall in Riverside.
As part of the response to these types of cases, officers from the Beaumont Police Department conducted the S.T.A.R (School Threat Assessment and Response) Protocol and a safety assessment was conducted at the home of the juvenile to search for weapons and firearms. No weapons or firearms were located in the home.
These types of cases are a reminder for parents to monitor their children’s social media and have a conversation about the seriousness of posting any kind of reference to violence or threats to schools. We encourage our community members to immediately report suspicious activity or postings to law enforcement and discourage the sharing or re-posting of these types of threats and/or rumors to social media.
To report suspicious activity or if anyone has information regarding this incident, please contact Sergeant Ramos at 951-769-8500. Information may also be provided anonymously at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Original Press Release from October 23, 2018
On Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at approximately 7:58 pm, the Beaumont Police Department received a call of suspicious circumstances in regards to a message that was received by a student over social media. The message warned of a shooting that is planned for “BHS”.
We are aware of the threat and are investigating the source of the messages. Out of an abundance of caution, the Beaumont Police Department will have a visible presence on the Beaumont High School campus tomorrow.
If anyone has any information about this case, please contact the On-Duty Watch Commander at 951-769-8500, or information can be reported anonymously at