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Social media threats made against Fruitvale Junior High

Posted at 5:05 PM, Oct 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-24 20:05:17-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern County Sheriff's Office investigated a potential social media threat made against Fruitvale Junior High. According to the KCSO, deputies were called out to Fruitvale Junior High on the morning of October 16th regarding the threat of a drive-by shooting posted on social media.

After an investigation by the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Crimes Against Persons Unit, it was determined that the threats came from a Fruitvale Junior High student, who admitted to sending the threats as part of a "viral social media joke."

The KCSO choose not to pursue criminal charges against the student.

However, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office said that they take all threats seriously and "hoaxes have consequences as well."