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Keeping our schools safe is one of the highest priorities of the Redlands Police Department. We have created this webpage to keep parents and students informed of the current investigation status of rumored threats to our schools.

If you are concerned about a rumored threat to a school in Redlands, please review the list below to see the status of its investigation. If you have a tip about a threat that is not listed in the chart below, please call our dispatch center at 909-798-7681 ext. 1.

The Redlands Police Department and the Redlands Unified School District will post information as soon as we are able to verify it and determine that publication of the information will not endanger the health and safety of the District’s students or staff, the neighboring community, or public safety personnel.

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Date School Incident Description Investigation Progress
01/15/2020 Moore Middle School Police were contacted after a teacher overheard a 13-year-old male student singing a song about a gun in his backpack. No direct threats to shoot anyone were reported. Officers contacted the student and his mother. Officers searched his backpack and his home and no weapons were located. The student was counseled and the school handled the incident administratively.
01/07/2020 Kingsbury Elementary School A 10-year-old student was overheard talking to another student about bringing a gun to school and shooting people he didn’t like. The school took administrative action pending an investigation. Police interviewed family members and conducted a search of the home. It was determined that no credible threat existed.
12/09/2019 Kingsbury Elementary School

Redlands Police responded to a report from staff at Kingsbury Elementary School who overheard a 9-year-old student say he was going to bring weapons to shoot up the school.

Investigators contacted the student and spoke with his mother. Officers conducted a consent search of the student’s home and no weapons were located. The district is handling the incident administratively.
11/22/2019 Citrus Valley High School A 17-year-old San Bernardino boy threatened two Citrus Valley High School students. The threat stemmed from a fight involving the suspect’s girlfriend, also a CVHS student. The suspect is not a student in the Redlands Unified School District.  Redlands Police investigated and determined there was no imminent threat to CVHS students. The teen was arrested for making criminal threats.
11/17/2019 Moore Middle School Teachers reported receiving vaguely threatening emails from a student. Redlands Police were contacted. Investigators spoke to the student and his parents and conducted a search of the student’s home. It was determined that no threat was intended and no credible threat existed.
11/13/2019 Moore Middle School Police responded to a reported threat by a male student against a female student. Officers investigated and spoke to both students and their parents. The investigation determined that the male student had not intended his remarks to be taken as a threat. Police determined the threat to be unfounded.
11/07/2019 Mariposa Elementary School A 10-year-old student reported that another 10-year-old student had made threats against him. 

Redlands Police and school administrators investigated. The suspect student denied making threats and witnesses said the incident never happened. Investigators determined there was no credible threat.

11/07/2019 Cope Middle School School officials reported to Redlands Police that they had received information of threats by a 13-year-old male student against two other students. 

Redlands Police investigated and determined the student does not have access to weapons. He was cited for making criminal threats and released to his parents.

10/25/2019 Moore Middle School

Redlands Police officers responded to the campus Friday morning to investigate a threatening note a student reportedly found in a campus restroom.

Investigators do not believe the threat is credible, however, police will remain on campus to provide additional security.
10/11/2019 Redlands High School/Citrus Valley High School The Redlands Unified School District was made aware of a threat on social media related to Friday’s football game between RHS and CVHS. The threat was immediately investigated and determined not credible. In an abundance of caution, there will be an increased presence of security and law enforcement at the game.
10/02/2019 Clement Middle School Several parents reported that a student threatened that his father and his gang would come to school the next day to shoot their students. All parties were contacted. Investigators determined the parties had been involved in a verbal argument.  The statements about shooting were found to be regarding a video game and no credible threat exists. The school is handling the incident.
9/27/2019 Crafton Elementary School

A concerned parent reported to police that his fourth grade son overheard that another fourth grader had threatened to shoot him.

Officers interviewed several students and the teacher. Witnesses provided conflicting accounts of who made the threat. Two suspects were identified and both denied making any threat.  Parents of both suspects were contacted and it was determined that no credible threat exists. The school district is handling the matter.

5/19/2019

Citrus Valley High School

An anonymous caller provided information through the We Tip service, reporting that a student made threats on social media to “shoot up” the school. The name of the student given by the anonymous caller does not match the name of any student in the district’s database. Redlands Police investigated and contacted students with similar names.

Redlands Police investigated and determined that no credible threat exists. Police will provide extra patrols to the school on Monday and will take additional action to ensure the safety of the campus, students, faculty and staff.

5/15/2019

Citrus Valley High School

Two students walking near campus before school Wednesday encountered two individuals walking on the sidewalk on Pioneer Avenue near a school parking lot. The two unknown individuals laughed and told the students not to go to school today because it was going to get “shot up.” They then continued to walk west on Pioneer, past the stadium. The students immediately reported the incident to school security and the Redlands Police School Resource Officer began to investigate. Additional RPD officers were immediately dispatched and attempted to locate the suspects.

The suspects were described as male Hispanics, approximately 20 years old, with short black hair, both wearing black pants and black short sleeved T-shirts. Police are continuing efforts to identify and locate the suspects. There is no credible threat to the students or the campus and school continued as scheduled.

4/29/2019

Crafton Elementary School

Officers responded after the school’s principal reported receiving an electronic alert notifying her of an email from a student’s school account that contained a possible threat against a teacher.

Investigators contacted the principal, the teacher, three students and their parents. A search was conducted and the teacher and principal have been briefed on the outcome of the investigation. Further investigation is being handled by the school internally.

4/29/2019

Moore Middle School

A student told another student at various times over several days that he was going to bring a gun to school and point it at him.

Officers investigated and determined that there is an ongoing issue between the students. All parties were contacted and the suspect student’s home was searched. Investigators determined that no credible threat exists. The other student’s parents did not desire prosecution. The school will handle administratively.

4/29/2019

Redlands High School

Officers responded to assist campus security with a student who drew some violent scenes that upset other students. The student also made comments about school shooters.

No actual threats were made. Officers searched the juvenile’s residence and determined there was no credible threat.

4/28/2019

Judson and Brown Elementary

Redlands Police received reports of a video posted to YouTube showing two teen boys walking around the campus saying it is “haunted.” During the video both teens made reference to blowing up other schools, but also stated that it was a joke.

Redlands Police contacted both teens and their parents. All parties were cooperative and understood the seriousness of the statements. Investigators determined the statements were meant as a prank and no threat existed. The video has been removed from YouTube.

4/15/2019

Moore Middle School

A student contacted the principal at Moore Middle School reporting a conversation on Snapchat between an eighth-grader at Moore and another unknown person that appeared to be a threat against the school.

Investigators determined that the eighth-grader was using terms used in the game Fortnite. Officers contacted the student and his parents at his residence. The student confirmed to officers that he was talking about playing Fortnite against kids at school and didn’t have any intentions of hurting anyone. Investigators determined that there was no threat and advised school administrators.

4/08/2019

Moore Middle School

The school’s principal reported that she had been approached after school hours Monday night by a parent who said a student had found a note indicating that there would be a shooting at the campus the following day. Police contacted the student who admitted he had made the story up as a joke for his friends. The student found a paper on the ground and pretended to read from it. The paper actually contained nothing more than math equations. The student also said he told his friends afterward that it was a joke. Police conducted a search of the student’s home and determined no credible threat existed.

Police contacted the student and conducted a search of the student’s home and determined no credible threat existed.

2/20/2019

Kingsbury Elementary School

Police received a third-hand report that an 8-year-old student threatened to shoot other students.

Investigators determined that the threat was unfounded.

1/29/2019

Cope Middle School

Students and a campus monitor overheard a 13-year-old male student say he wanted to “blow up the school.”

School administrators contacted Redlands Police. Officers interviewed the student and his parents and investigated the parents’ homes. Investigators determined the student was upset over poor grades. No credible threat existed and no charges were filed.

1/18/2019

Moore Middle School

An 11-year-old student attemding an after-school program at the University of Redlands made threats to staff indicating that he wished he had a gun so he could shoot up the school and steal equipment.

The student’s after-school program counselor contacted school administration who contacted Redlands Police. Officers contacted the boy at his home and determined that no credible threat existed. The juvenile stated that he did not want to shoot up the school. The student was counseled and school staff will follow up.

1/16/2019

Moore Middle School

An 11-year-old student made threatening comments to another student.

Redlands Police and a counseling team responded and spoke to both parties. The student who was threatened and his family did not desire prosecution. Police responded to the suspect student’s home and counseled the student and his parent.

1/15/2019

Franklin Elementary School

School staff overheard a 7-year-old student tell another 7-year-old student that he was going to shoot him.

Both students were counseled by school administrators. The suspect student said he was joking and the other student said he did not feel victimized. The suspect student’s father responded to the school and both parent and child were counseled.

11/8/2018

Redlands High School

Several students reported to school security that another 16-year-old student made detailed threats to “shoot up the school.”

Redlands Police interviewed the witnesses and contacted the suspect and his parents. The student denied making the threats and no weapons were located in the home. However, because of the detailed nature of the threat and the reports of several witnesses, the suspect was arrested and transported to Juvenile Hall.

11/3/2018

Kingsbury Elementary School

Two sixth-grade students got into a fight. One of the students threatened that her dad would shoot the other student.

Officers investigated and determined the threat was not credible and no crime had occurred.

10/31/2018

Mariposa Elementary School

A fourth-grade student threatened to shoot and kill another student with a BB gun. It was Halloween and the student making the threat was wearing a SWAT costume.

Officers questioned the student and his parents. The student denied making the threat and officers determined he does not own a BB gun.

10/17/2018

Cope Middle School

Students reported overhearing another student making threats against the campus. School officials reported the threats to police.

Police investigated, talked to witnesses and contacted the student. The student was arrested for making criminal threats and transported to Juvenile Hall.

10/16/2018

Orangewood High School

A teacher reported overhearing a student say she was going to shoot another teacher.

The threat was made a day before the report and the student was expelled. RPD investigated and contacted the student and her guardian at their residence. No guns are registered to the guardian. A realistic looking BB gun was located and taken as evidence during a consensual search of the residence. The student was interviewed and issued a citation for making criminal threats.

10/10/2018

Crafton Elementary School

Student told his teacher he was saving money to buy explosives to blow up the school.

Police met with the student, his parents and school officials. The threats were determined not to meet the elements of a crime. The student was counseled and parents provided with resources for additional counseling.

9/28/2018

Redlands High School

A student reportedly overheard a conversation that another student talked to another group of students about shooting up the school .

Officers responded and interviewed school staff and the students who were reportedly part of the conversation. After the investigation, the threats were found not to be credible and what was reported was denied by witnesses. Officers responded to the student’s house and with a parent’s consent, checked the house. There was nothing suspicious or any evidence located.

9/26/2018

Franklin Elementary School

Officers responded to the school after a verbal threat by an elementary school student to blow up the school.

Officers investigated and no weapons were located. The threats were determined not to meet the elements of a crime.

9/26/2018

Kingsbury Elementary School

Officers were called to Kingsbury Elementary School regarding a student who made a threat against another student.

The suspect student had already gone home when officers were called. School authorities did locate a small souvenir style pocket knife in the student’s possession. The victim and the victim’s parents did not desire prosecution. The suspect was contacted at his residence and there were no additional weapons located. The incident was investigated and documented.

9/26/2018

Moore Middle School

 

Officers conducted a thorough investigation, which included a search of the school and the student’s residence utilizing a San Manuel Police Department weapons detection K9. No weapons were located during the investigation. The student was arrested for criminal threats.

9/11/2018

Kingsbury Elementary School

Student made a conditional threat of bringing a gun to school to shoot somebody.

RPD investigated and took appropriate measures including consulting with the District Attorney. School administration is aware of the investigation.

8/6/2018

Moore Middle School

Student made threat to other students via Xbox to shoot up the school.

Student arrested and residence was searched.

7/11/2018

Gorman Learning Center

A suspect made threats against a home school student who attends the Gorman Learning Center in Redlands. School was not in session at the time the threats were made. Both the suspect and the student live in Riverside County.

Riverside County Sheriff’s detectives investigated the threat and determined that it did not meet the criteria for a criminal threat. Redlands Police notified administrators of the school.

4/12/2018

Redlands East Valley High School

A REV student reported an image distributed on a social media site with a threat indicating that there would be a shooting during a school rally on Friday. The threat did not name REV or any RUSD school and the sender could not be linked to the Redlands Unified School District.

Investigation is ongoing by the Redlands Police Department and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office to determine the source of the threat. At this time it is not believed that a credible threat exists, however, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies will be on campus Friday during REV’s rally and will patrol in the area of REV throughout the day.

4/11/2018

Clement Middle School

During a field trip to Clement Middle School, suspect became angry and made threats to shoot up the school. The threats were overheard by a teacher and reported.

Investigators spoke to the student and his parents. The parents advised there were no guns in the home. The student and parent were cited.

4/10/2018

RUSD

Person reported a threat to an unknown school in an unknown city he saw on social media.

RPD learned FBI investigated and the subject responsible for the post was from out of state and had been arrested.

4/9/2018

RUSD

Suspect sent email to RUSD indicating he may blow up a school and shoot students.

RPD contacted FBI who determined threat was sent to several school districts across the nation. At this point, no credible threat exists. Investigation is ongoing.

3/14/2018

Citrus Valley High School

Suspect threatened over Snapchat that he was going to harm his ex-girlfriend who attends CVHS. Photo of a gun was attached to the snap.

Suspect was located at his residence. Officers searched the suspect’s residence and no guns were located. Suspect was arrested, and the District Attorney will be reviewing the case.

2/27/2018

Redlands High School

Third party rumor of a possible threat at RHS.

Officers contacted student who denied making any threats. Officer searched student’s residence, no evidence of a credible threat exists.

2/21/2018

Cope Middle School

Student told other students he was going to shoot up the campus.

Student admitted to officers that he made the threat but claimed he was joking. Suspect’s residence was searched and contact was made with the parents. Suspect was arrested. District Attorney will be reviewing the case.

2/21/2018

Moore Middle School

Student overheard two weeks ago that he was going to shoot up the school.

Student admitted to saying he was going to shoot up the school because other students were teasing him but claimed he was joking. Officers searched student’s residence and made contact with his parents. Suspect was arrested, and District Attorney will be reviewing the case.