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13-year-old arrested for threatening two Washington Junior High students

Posted at 4:26 PM, May 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-25 19:28:08-04

On May 25, 2017 at 9:08 a.m., officers with the Bakersfield Police Department responded to Washington Junior High in Northeast Bakersfield due to a student reporting he received a threat of being shot during the school day while on the school campus.

Officers determined the male juvenile victim, who is a student at Washington Junior High, received a message from an unknown profile on Instagram.

The message stated the suspect was going to shoot the victim, as well as, one of the victim’s friends.

Officers identified the 13-year-old male suspect and determined he was an acquaintance of the victims.

Officers were able to confirm that the suspect did make a threat, however, was only done to scare the victims.

The suspect did not attend Washington Junior High, and he was ultimately arrested and booked into Juvenile Hall for criminal threats and creating a false emergency.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.