Poway High student arrested for alleged threats
POWAY (CNS) – A Poway High School student faced possible criminal
prosecution Thursday for allegedly threatening to shoot one classmate and do
unspecified harm to others.
Administrators at the Espola Road campus contacted the county Sheriff's
Department on Tuesday afternoon to report the 17-year-old girl's purported
threats against fellow students, one of them named and the others unspecified,
Sgt. Chad Boudreau said.
A deputy questioned the suspect, whose name was not released, before
arresting her on suspicion of making a criminal threat, a felony.
There was no evidence the teen intended to follow through with the
alleged threats, according to Boudreau.
“The student did not have access to any firearms, and there is no
indication that anyone else was involved in the threats,” the sergeant said.
Detectives will forward the results of their investigation to the county
District Attorney's Office for possible filing of criminal charges against
the suspect, who no longer attends the Espola Road campus.
“The San Diego (County) Sheriff's Department and Poway Unified School
District take all threats to school safety seriously and will continue to
thoroughly investigate any and all such threats,” Boudreau said.
In a prepared statement, PUSD officials asserted that the arrested
teen's fellow students were never in any danger from her.