13-Year-Old Arrested for Threatening to Shoot Up Porterville School

Location: 2200 Block of E Crabtree

Incident Date: 10/18/18

Incident Time: 9:30am

Case Number: 18-13469

City: Porterville

Posted by: Dispatch/ Media Relations

On 10-18-18, Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Property responded to the Alta Vista Elementary School, located in 2200 block of E. Crabtree Porterville, Ca., for a report of a student making criminal threats.   

Detectives learned a 13-year-old student made threats to “shoot up” the school.  After the investigation, the 13-year-old suspect was arrested and booked at the Tulare County Juvenile Detention Facility with no further incident. The Tulare County Sheriff’s Department has a zero tolerance for any threats of violence against schools. 

Anyone with more information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Detective Rick Morley with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department via telephone at #1-800-808-0488 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at #559-725-4194.