Alleged Threat Leads to SMHS Lockdown, Youth’s Arrest

Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK Police Chief John Incontro (right), shown with SMHS Principal Issaic Gates at a Monday news conference, applauded “the efforts of the school district and the teamwork we had” during a precautionary lockdown at the high school.
Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK
Police Chief John Incontro (right), shown with SMHS Principal Issaic Gates at a Monday news conference, applauded “the efforts of the school district and the teamwork we had” during a precautionary lockdown at the high school.

San Marino High School was placed on lockdown for several hours Monday and local authorities arrested a teenage boy for allegedly texting a threat that was viewed by FBI investigators, who relayed the information to city police — setting off the tense response on campus.
Authorities said the suspect was arrested at his home around 9 a.m. on suspicion of criminal threats and destruction of evidence after San Marino officers interviewed him as well as the SMHS student who apparently was targeted by the alleged threat. The teen was released to his family Monday afternoon, and awaits a court appearance with location and date to be determined by the L.A. County district attorney’s office’s juvenile division.
Police Chief John Incontro said he planned to seek a search warrant for the suspect’s cellphone and its contents. Continue reading “Alleged Threat Leads to SMHS Lockdown, Youth’s Arrest”