March 9, 2012 (La Mesa) –A La Mesa Middle School student was arrested yesterday at his home in the unincorporated area of La Mesa for making criminal death threats against the school. Detectives are also investigating possible bullying and harssing conduct reportedly made against the suspect.
“This has been an ongoing investigation in which the La Mesa Police Department and the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District have been working closely together to ensure the safety and protection of students and staff at the school,”a press release issued by LMPD states. “The investigation has shown that specific threat information had been relayed to school staff, who reacted immediately in accordance with their school safety program to secure the suspect and contact the police department.”
Anyone with any information about this case is urged to contact the La Mesa Police Department.
“These types of death threats are criminal and are taken extremely seriously by law enforcement,” The LMPD release states. Anyone with information about threats to students or staff of any school is urged to contact the police immediately.
The police department would like to remind the public that any type of bullying or harassing behavior at any school is a violation of school district policy and is taken seriously. Anyone witnessing or having experienced bullying and harassment at school should contact school staff immediately.
If you have any information on this case, please call the La Mesa Police Department at (619) 667-1400.
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