Student detained after saying he wanted to ‘shoot up’ school.

March 1, 2018

Student detained after saying he wanted to ‘shoot up’ school.


By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

HESPERIA — Just one week after “soft lockdowns” at Hart and Shelby high schools, Hesperia High School is investigating a threat made by a high school student who allegedly made statements about “wanting to shoot up the school.”

Hesperia Community Schools Superintendent Vaughn White posted the following message on the district’s Facebook page Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 10:27 p.m.

“Good evening,

We are recognizing concern this evening from parents regarding a high school student and some statements he made this afternoon to other students about wanting to shoot up the school. We take such statements seriously and this student was detained, interviewed, and sent home. The school is working closely with the police investigating the situation. I am confident of the safety of students at school tomorrow as this student will not be present and will be getting the help he needs. We take the safety of your children very seriously.

Vaughn White

The “soft lockdowns” at Shelby and Hart high schools were the result of a nationwide post that went viral. There was no real threat to either school as both incidents were determined to be fake.

In the wake of the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida on Valentine’s Day, communities across the nation are on edge.

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