DATE: December 15, 2021
SUBJECT: Two more students arrested for social media threats against schools in Oxnard
CONTACT: Oxnard Police Department Commander Luis McArthur (805) 207-4762 | [email protected]
Police, in collaboration with the Oxnard Union High School District (OUHSD) have continued investigating the social media posts threatening shootings against Oxnard area high schools since last week. An additional 14-year-old freshman at Oxnard High School has been arrested in connection with last weeks’ post on social media threatening a shooting against the school. The student admitted he made the threat as a joke.
In a separate incident, a 17-year-old 11th grade student at Hueneme High School was arrested following a social media threat circulating last week of a shooting planned at Hueneme High School for today, which the student admitted was done as a joke and there was never a real threat to the school.
These arrests come in the wake of two other 16-year-old students that were arrested last week for threatening a shooting at lunchtime at Pacifica High School as a joke and a 14-year-old that was also arrested for making threats of a shooting at Oxnard High School.
The teens face charges of making criminal threats of violence to a school campus and are facing expulsion.
The safety of all students and campus staff will always be a top priority and the Oxnard Police Department takes every threat seriously.