March 5, 2015 (Lakeside) – Sheriff’s deputies arrested a woman Thursday for threatening to “shoot up” a school in the Lakeside area. Sarah Joy Lomaintewa, 26, will be charged with making terrorist threats and threatening a school.
The incident began shortly after midnight, when the Sheriff’s Department received a radio call reporting a possible threat of violence related to an unspecified school in Lakeside. After detectives assigned to the investigation learned of Lomaintewa’s threat, several schools were placed on lockdown during a search for the suspect.
Sheriff’s deputies assisted with the orderly dismissal of students at El Capitan High School, Lindo Park Elementary School, and Tierra Del Sol Elementary School.
Detectives from the Santee Sheriff’s Station are actively working the investigation to assure that there is no further threat to the public’s safety.