Threats to Local High School

Update – For immediate Release

Sgt. Moke Auwae

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office has identified the person who sent the threatening Instagram post.  The individual is a resident of Texas and was contacted by local law enforcement in that state.  The individual, identified as nineteen year old Justin Boaz of Tyler, Texas, admitted to making the post because he was “bored”.  Based on this information, we believe there is no further danger regarding this threat.  No criminal charges will be filed in this case due to Justin’s location and the fact he lacked the present ability to follow through on his threats.


For Immediate Release

Sergeant Moke Auwae

Over the weekend, the Union Mine High School Yearbook Instagram page received a threatening post regarding the safety of the campus.  El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office has been working in conjunction with the El Dorado Union High School District to determine if the threat is viable.  At this time, there is an ongoing investigation.  There is no indication that the threat is viable, but until completion of the investigation the threat will be taken seriously.  The safety of the campus and community is of the utmost importance.  In order to ensure the ongoing safety of students and staff, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office will have Deputies at the campus Monday to follow up with the district and school administration.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the school at (530) 621-4003.

If you have information regarding the investigation, please call the Sheriff’s Office (530) 621-6600