Threat towards local High School

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Anthony Prencipe

On November 15, 2017, The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office was notified of threats made by a student, threatening the safety of Oak Ridge High School. Upon receiving this information School Resource Officers worked in conjunction with Oak Ridge High School and detectives to ensure the safety of our schools and determine if the threat was credible.  The suspect was identified and interviewed. Several witnesses were also identified and interviewed.

The suspected student was arrested for Penal Code 422(a)- criminal threats and booked into El Dorado County Juvenile Hall. Due to the suspects age, his identification will not be provided.

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office takes any threats towards our schools and community seriously. Currently, there are no other known or credible threats to Oak Ridge High School or any other schools. As this threat was reported after school hours, Oak Ridge High School was not placed in lock down and classes are regularly scheduled for November 16.