A 16-year old Fillmore juvenile male student was arrested after making a threat of having a bomb while on school grounds at Fillmore High School.
On 06/29/2021, at approximately 11:11 a.m., patrol deputies responded to Fillmore High School in reference to a bomb threat report.
Prior to arrival, it was learned that a known male juvenile used an online communication service and stated that he “had a bomb in his backpack.” With the assistance of staff from the Fillmore Unified School District, students were safely evacuated from the premises and the juvenile was subsequently arrested.
The area of concern was searched by investigators from the Fillmore Police Department and the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Bomb/Arson Unit. The school and surrounding area was deemed safe and no explosive devices were located.
The juvenile was booked into custody at the Juvenile Justice Center in Oxnard for violations of making Criminal Threats and a False Report of a Bomb. The juvenile remains in custody with a court date set for July 1, 2021.
The identification and apprehension of this individual would not have been possible without alert school officials and the cooperative relationship between the Fillmore Police Department and the Fillmore Unified School District.