Nature of Incident: Bomb Threat
Report Number: 22-5763
Location: Fillmore High School
Date & Time: 1/14/2022 11:00 AM
Unit(s) Responsible: Fillmore Patrol, Fillmore Detective Bureau, School Resource Officer Unit, Sheriff’s Bomb/Arson Unit, Sheriff’s Gang Unit, Ventura Police K-9 Unit, Simi Valley Police K-9 Unit
Multiple local public safety agencies responded to a bomb threat call at Fillmore High School.
At approximately 11:00 AM, Fillmore High School received a bomb threat to the school’s campus. The high school’s staff immediately notified the School Resource Officers (SRO).
Members of the Sherriff’s Bomb/Arson Unit and Sheriff’s Gang Unit arrived to assist with a search of the school. Members from the Ventura Police Department’s K-9 Unit and the Simi Valley Police Department’s K-9 Unit responded with K-9’s trained in bomb detection.
The responding units conducted an extensive search of the high school’s campus. The search teams found no evidence of a bomb or suspicious items. The teams determined the school to be safe, and students were allowed to return to campus for their final period of the day.
The Fillmore Unified School District worked closely with the Fillmore Police Department to provide support and safety for their students during the evacuation.
The investigation into the threats is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding the threats is encouraged to call the Fillmore Police Department or Ventura County Crime Stoppers.
Prepared by: Deputy Jonathan Schnereger
News Release Date: 1/14/2022
Media Follow-Up Contact:
Fillmore Police Department Deputy Jonathan Schnereger (805) 524-2233
Fillmore School District Assistant Superintendent Cynthia Frutos (805) 524-6036
Approved by: Captain Garo Kuredjian
Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime. The caller may remain anonymous. The call is not recorded. Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).