For Immediate Release
Sergeant Anthony Prencipe
Today, February 21, 2018, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office was called by staff at the Pleasant Valley Middle School regarding a student having a weapon on campus. School administration had been informed that the student had a weapon and reacted quickly and appropriately to detain the student while waiting for the Sheriff’s Office to arrive. There appeared to be no immediate danger to the students at the school and the campus remained safe throughout the incident.
Upon arrival, deputies found that the student had possessed an Airsoft gun in his backpack and a few rounds of live ammunition in his pockets. An investigation was conducted by the Sheriff’s Office and found that the student did not make any threats to the school or other students and did not have access to any firearms. The student was arrested and booked into Juvenile Hall for possession of ammo on school grounds, California Penal Code 30310(a).
Due to the age of the student, no identification will be provided. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office takes threats to our community, schools, and especially our children seriously. Currently, there are no other known or credible threats to Pleasant Valley Middle School or any other schools.