COARSEGOLD – A male juvenile is in custody after allegedly making threats at his school in Coarsegold.
Shortly after 9 a.m. this morning, Madera County School Resource Deputy Melanie Hopper was contacted by the principal of Coarsegold Elementary School to investigate possible threats made by a student.
The nature of the threats has not been released, but during the course of the investigation, “credible threats were verified and a student was identified,” according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The student, a 15-year-old male, was arrested and booked in at the Madera County Juvenile Detention Center without incident.
A search of the student’s person and property did not yield any firearms, ammunition, or any type of weapon.
After law enforcement responded to the scene, school staff sent out a message to parents that there was “no danger to students or staff.”
“The current investigation indicates that the juvenile acted alone,” says the Sheriff’s Office.
The investigation remains ongoing, and the Sheriff’s Office affirms that “there is no longer any perceived threat to the school, its staff or students.”
Anyone with information relating to this case should contact the Madera County Sheriff’s Office at (559) 675-7770.