On Wednesday, June 1, 2022, just after 2:30 PM, the school resource officer at Oxnard High School, located at 3400 W. Gonzales Road received information that there was a discussion between a female student and a male student in the library that turned into a disagreement.
The male student evidently became upset and left. The two had dated for a brief time. The teen later sent the girl a message through social media with a photo of what appeared to be a gun threatening to harm another student.
The school resource officer and the school’s administration thought the photo may have been sent from the campus and out of an abundance of caution put the high school on lockdown while officers searched the campus.
The student was located off campus on Channel Islands Boulevard near Manzanita Drive and was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats and lodged in Juvenile Hall. The weapon was located and determined to be a BB-gun.
The police department takes any threat to the safety of students and staff very seriously and out of caution, we will have additional police units on and around the Oxnard High School campus tomorrow.