On 10/22/15 at about 10:30 AM the Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported suicidal subject with a gun. The person was described as having PTSD , military training, was making threats, and armed with a rifle. Only having a general location to search, it took hours to narrow down the person’s possible location to the Georgetown area. At about 1:30 PM, two schools in the area were placed in lockdown as a precaution. The schools affected are American River Charter and the Georgetown School. At this time, only faculty members are at American River Charter, the students have already gone home.
Deputies and a CHP helicopter continue to search the area. Parents of children who are still at Georgetown School are asked NOT to go to the campus until the lockdown is lifted. All of the students are safe and in the care of the faculty.
Lt. Tom Murdoch
Yesterday morning another incident of child pornography was reported at Ponderosa High School in Cameron Park. School resource officers were notified of a juvenile male student that was reportedly showing photos of a naked female to other students. An investigation was started and the photos were located on the student’s cellular telephone. The photos were of an underage nude female who had posed for the pictures. Further investigation revealed the same male subject allegedly inappropriately touched another female student the prior day while on campus. The 16 year-old male was arrested and booked into the El Dorado County Juvenile Hall on charges of possession of child pornography and sexual battery.
Sgt. Todd Hammitt
On October 14, 2015, at Ponderosa High School, an El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office school resource officer (SRO) learned of a video depicting two juvenile high school students engaged in sex acts. An investigation was initiated and it was learned that on October 10, 2015 a male and female, both minors, were filmed by a third male minor, all three Ponderosa High School students. After further investigation, the two male students were arrested and booked into the El Dorado County Juvenile Hall on charges of possession and distribution of child pornography, sexual exploitation of a child and conspiracy to commit a felony crime. The Sheriff’s Office wants to remind children that decisions they make now could affect them negatively in the future.