Wednesday, September 12, 2012

News Release - Arcadia High School Bomb Threat

Incident:  Bomb Threat – School Lockdown                                                

Date and Time of Release:  September 12, 2012 – 5:30pm 

Contact:  Watch Commander – (626) 574-5156

On September 12, 2012 shortly before noon, the police department was notified of a bomb threat on the Arcadia High School Campus.  The threat was received via email.  Arcadia Unified School District officials placed the campus on lockdown and had the approximate 3,800 students shelter in place while police officers investigated the source of the threat.  Simultaneously, the campus was searched for suspicious objects through a coordinated effort between law enforcement and school personnel.  No threats were found.  The students were released for the day shortly before 3:00pm. 

Investigation by police detectives led to the arrest of a 14-year-old male Arcadia High School student.  The suspect was booked on charges of making criminal threats and is being held at East Lake Juvenile Hall.           

By: Bob Anderson, Lieutenant
Refer Case #12-4204

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