For Immediate Release
Date: November 12, 2019 11:45 AM
Case Number: SR19-08431
Juvenile Arrested for Threats Against San Rafael High School
San Rafael, CA – On Monday evening, 11/11/19, a juvenile was arrested after the San Rafael Police Department received numerous reports that threats against San Rafael High School had been made on several social media platforms. The name and age of the person arrested is being withheld since they are a juvenile under the age of 18.
On Monday afternoon, SRPD began receiving reports from several concerned citizens and parents that they had observed threatening posts on several different social media platforms.
San Rafael Police Officers and Detectives immediately launched an investigation to determine the source of the threats and what the threats specifically stated.
Detectives coordinated the investigation with officials at San Rafael High School, San Rafael City Schools, and the various social media platforms companies. Based on the cooperation of the social media platforms, detectives were able to determine the owner of the accounts. Officers contacted the responsible juvenile and arrested him. The juvenile was booked into Marin County Juvenile Hall.
The threats were made for the dates of 11/13/19 and 11/25/19. The threats were vague in nature. No other school was named in the threats.
The San Rafael Police Department has devoted extra resources to the school which includes high visibility patrols. SRPD’s school resource officer is continuing to work with school staff to ensure that students remain safe.
SRPD would like to extend its appreciation to the school staff, parents, and students who reported the online threats. SRPD encourages the swift reporting of any suspicious activity. “If you see something, say something.”
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call San Rafael Police at (415) 485-3000. Tips can also be made online at http://www.srpd.org/tips.
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Posted: November 12, 2019 2:58 PST by Sergeant J. Graham #