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One Juvenile Arrested for Threats Made Against Pete Knight High School in Palmdale
On November 21, 2019, at approximately 6:30 pm, Palmdale Station received a call for service regarding a threat made for a planned shooting that was going to occur on November 22, 2019, at Pete Knight High School.
Deputies responded to the 37000 block of 70th St E in Palmdale CA (Pete Knight High School) to conduct an investigation. The informant provided deputies with information of a fight that occurred on the schools campus earlier that day. As a result of the fight, several students were detained and received suspensions for their involvement. An individual who was involved in the incident made threats on social media and posted pictures of a person holding a firearm.
Deputies conducted a thorough investigation and responded to multiple subject’s residences. Through cooperation with the subjects parents, multiple interviews and searches of the subject’s residences we conducted.
Deputies conducted an interview with a male juvenile who admitted to posting the pictures of the teenager holding a firearm and the bullets. He also admitted writing the threatening quotes and posting additional threats online.
Deputies formed the opinion the threats constituted to the level of a crime and placed the male juvenile under arrest for criminal threats. He was booked and transported to Sylmar Juvenile Hall.
Several additional students were interviewed regarding this incident. They were found to have no involvement with the posting or threats.
Knight High School student arrested after reported threatening post on social media.
School officials contacted the Police Department, who investigated the threat and arrested the student.
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A statement from school officials.
“Last night the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department identified the student who allegedly circulated the social media posts.
That student has been arrested. The Sheriff’s Department is continuing to investigate and monitor this matter. Increased security measures are in place this morning. School is open, with classes and activities taking place as scheduled.
We sincerely appreciate those who brought this information forward, as well as all our families for their patience as we worked diligently in collaboration with the Palmdale Sheriff Department through the night. “
Attn: Knight High School Families
This evening we were made aware of a threat circulating on social media related to Knight High School. Upon notification, we immediately contacted the Palmdale Sheriff’s Department, who we have partnered with to conduct a full investigation. We understand that recent tragic events, as well as the threats investigated this week in our community, have increased anxiety and concern about school safety. We assure you that this most recent post is currently being investigated and we will provide a status update as soon as reasonably possible. We ask for your patience as we allow our law enforcement partners to conduct a thorough investigation.