Student Arrested for making Threats

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Anthony Prencipe

We recently received a report from Union Mine High School regarding a student who had made a threat towards a staff member. Union Mine High School Administration contacted the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office upon hearing about the threat and we immediately began a thorough investigation into these allegations. After speaking with Sheriff’s Deputies, the student was immediately removed from campus. The investigation was followed up and completed by El Dorado County Sheriff’s Detectives. At the completion of the investigation, an arrest warrant was issued for the arrest of the student.

Earlier today, the juvenile suspect was arrested for Penal Code 422(a)- criminal threats and booked into El Dorado County Juvenile Hall. Due to the suspects age, their identification will not be provided.

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office takes threats to our community and schools seriously. We thank Union Mine High School for their quick and appropriate reaction to these threats and their assistance during the course of this investigation. Currently, there are no other known or credible threats to Union Mine High School or any other schools.