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High school student in Baldwin Park arrested for alleged email threats

A Sierra Vista High School student has been arrested for allegedly making emailed threats against the school, Baldwin Park police reported Wednesday.

The arrest was made Tuesday, the Baldwin Park Police Department reported. Police did not release the name of the male student, who reportedly is a freshman.

“On Wednesday, May 25, 2022, Sierra Vista High School staff received an email threat of explosive devices on campus, after classes had ended for the day,” police said in a statement. “A large police response was initiated including explosives detection canine teams from many local area police agencies. No devices were found or detonated.”

According to police, more emailed threats from the same person were received by Sierra Vista High School staff on Tuesday.

“With technical assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, BPPD detectives identified the suspect, arrested him, and seized evidence from his home,” police said. “The suspect is a juvenile student who attends the school.”

Detectives will seek criminal prosecution for the alleged threats and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to contact Detective Andres Villalobos at 626-960-1955, ext. 418.

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