On Monday, TCSO Deputies received a report about a student making terrorist threats and indicating a mass shooting would happen on at Earlimart Middle School.
The threat was made on social media.
Detectives responded and identified a 12-year-old student at Earlimart Middle School as the suspect. He was contacted at his home and taken into custody. No guns were found at his home.
He was booked at the Juvenile Detention Facility for making Terrorist Threats.
Sheriff Boudreaux wants to take this opportunity to remind students that threats like these are taken extremely seriously by the Sheriff’s Office, and they will be treated like they are credible every time.
Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact Detective Loya or Sergeant Balderas with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at 559-733-6218. Or, they can remain anonymous by calling or texting 559-725-4194 or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.