MORENO 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.