Student Charged with Felony Charge for School Threat


On 10-23-2018, during evening hours, a 16 y/o male subject was arrested by San Luis Police Officers after making threats of a shooting in a school on the social media platform Snapchat. San Luis officers arrested the male juvenile with the assistance of the Yuma Police Department, when the juvenile turned himself in at their facility. The male juvenile was ultimately booked into the Yuma County Juvenile Detention Center under the felony charge of interference with or disruption of an educational institution.

The San Luis Police Department, working in conjunction with Yuma Police Department, the Yuma Union High School District #70 and San Luis High School, encourages everyone to report any threats to school officials and the police department. The San Luis Police Department wishes to inform the public that such threats under any circumstances will be taken seriously and not be tolerated. Those responsible will be arrested and booked in jail.