Deputies respond to possible threats near or on campuses
According to law enforcement, no credible threats after report of firearm at Sierra Vista Junior High
After a brief struggle, Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies detained a Sierra Vista Junior High School student for questioning about possible possession of a firearm, according to law enforcement officials.
At about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, the junior high school in Canyon Country received a text-a-tip notification that a student possibly possessed a firearm in his backpack, said Deputy Natalie Arriaga, spokeswoman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
“The student was immediately detained by school administrators and law enforcement personnel was requested,” Arriaga added. “Deputies arrived on scene and contacted the student in which a brief struggle ensued. A short period later, deputies were able to
detain the student without further incident. As a precaution, medical personnel were requested to ensure all parties involved received proper medical evaluation.”
Arriaga added that a search of the student’s property was conducted and no firearm was located. They determined there was no credible threat.
Anyone with information regarding the incident can contact the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station at 661-260-4000. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling “LA Crime Stoppers” at 800-222-TIPS, or by visiting LACrimeStoppers.org.