High School Student Arrested for Threatening Teacher

moreno-valley-hs-threatMORENO VALLEY, Calif. (KTLA) — A high school student in Moreno Valley has been arrested for allegedly making violent threats to shoot his teacher.

A teacher at Canyon Springs High School reported on Monday that 18-year-old Fernando Hernandez wrote a note containing threats to shoot her.

That teacher immediately reported the incident and gave the note to the School Resource Officer. The officer detained Hernandez and conducted an investigation.

Based on the threats of violence on school grounds, the Riverside County Kids with Guns Protocol was initiated.

With the cooperation of his parents, police searched the suspect’s Moreno Valley home.

A bolt action rifle and a small amount of ammunition were collected as evidence. The rifle was legally purchased and secured with a trigger lock, police said.

Hernandez was arrested for making terrorist threats and later transported to jail.

Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to contact Sergeant Rasmussen at the Moreno Valley Police Department at 951-486-6700.

The arrest came the same day that a Pomona man accused of making threats against local schools on Facebook was released from jail.

24-year-old Kyle Bangayan was arrested Sunday at his parents’ home in Hollywood. Police also confiscated nine firearms.

However, prosecutors have decided not to file charges against him, citing insufficient evidence. Investigators said they plan to keep an eye on him.

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  • L

    with the recent events that have passed this is another eye opener. the students/ teachers all have family and friends that would be affected by another incident. peaoples lives are a big deal and anything to keep the students and faculty safe are a plus in my book.

  • Yvonne

    Moreno valley ain’t bad compared to other places that are rumored to be bad- UN safe. But there is alwaysbad apple in the bunch where ever you go. We like it here in MO Val…the people we’ve met here are great people. And I’ve never witness or heard gun shots. be careful everyone.

  • anonymous

    Yeah i also lived in moreno valley its pretty quiet but i always hear of bad things happening especially in that school and moreno valley high. Oh well thogh what could we do?

  • Anonymous

    I went to canyon springs and still live in Moreno Valley and work at Canyon Springs now. The ones who act up are the ones who are not disciplined or taught respect at home. Canyon Springs is an amazing school, better then some in Riverside. Which I also lived and worked at. You just have a handful of young adults who do not know right from wrong. It does not come as a surprise to students and Moreno Valley locals because they let their reputation of a bad city and school take over instead of showing what a nice place it really is.

  • Michele

    Well, this kid needs some life skills, obviously. And since he wanted attention, he has it now. This is a Federal Crime, good luck w/ the Judge. He'll probably get court ordered counseling. Not to mention he needs anger management.