Oroville, Ca—On January 17, 2018, staff at Las Plumas High School in Oroville found a note indicating a possible school shooting. School staff immediately contacted Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), and an investigation into the threat was initiated.
Through assistance with school staff, BCSO detectives were able to identify a 16 year old male who was possibly responsible. Detectives interviewed the juvenile, who admitted to making the threat. The juvenile was arrested for making criminal threats, and was booked into Butte County Juvenile Hall.
Butte County Sheriff’s Office takes school threats seriously and detectives investigate school threats immediately. Schools should be a safe place for students, and the safety of students is a priority. There is currently no threat to schools in our area, and students can feel safe attending school tomorrow.
Update at the school site:
“Updated 1/18/18 3:08pm Notice to Parents of Las Plumas Students
Update 1/18/2018 3:08 p.m.
We have identified the person responsible for the threats and vandalism. He is being taken into custody by the Sheriff’s Dept. and will face charges for terroristic threats, as well as receive school discipline. According to the suspect, there were no other people involved and he stated that he did not intend to carry the threat out. Our school resource officer will be on campus tomorrow; however, there should not be a large presence of law enforcement, given that the situation has been dealt with.
Dan Ramos, Principal
Las Plumas High School
2380 Las Plumas Avenue
Oroville, CA 95966
(530)538-2310 ext. 2203