Location: 1500 block of East Court Avenue, Pixley

Incident Date: 02/15/2018

Incident Time: 0736 hours

Case Number: 18-02150

City: Pixley

Posted by: Dispatch

Suspect 1:  Juvenile Female, 13 years old.

Suspect 2:  Juvenile Female, 13 years old.



On 2-22-18 at 0736 hours, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office received information through Tipnow, which indicated several students at Pixley Middle School may be involved in a recent terrorist threats investigation that took place on February 15, 2018.  Based on the information, Detectives responded to the school and contacted involved parties who were minors. 

During the investigation, Detectives interviewed two females and confirmed they were implicated in the crime. The identities of the suspects will remain confidential due to their age. Their parents were notified and are cooperative with the investigation. 

Subsequently, two search warrants were executed in the Pixley area.  Detectives were able to seize one firearm, assorted ammunition and several gun magazines during the course of those searches. The seized gun was voluntarily given to Detectives by a family relative.  The firearm was only taken for safekeeping at this time. 

The juvenile females were arrested and booked at the Juvenile Detention Facility in Visalia. 

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact Detective M. Webb at the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at 1-800-808-0488 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at 559-725-4194.