West Covina High School Student, 15, Arrested After Allegedly Threatening to Kill Teacher During Class
A 15-year-old West Covina High School student was taken into custody after allegedly threatening to shoot and kill his teacher and police officers, authorities said Friday.
The male student, described as having a “history of making threats,” was mumbling and also shouting profanities in class when the teacher asked him several times to stop cursing, according to a news release from the West Covina Police Department.
He refused to cooperate, and another student intervened on the teacher’s behalf and asked him to stop.
The teen responded by allegedly saying out loud that he was going to kill the teacher, the release said. She then asked the student to leave the classroom and followed him out.
Once outside, the teen allegedly told his teacher he would shoot her in the face and then watch her die, police officials said in the release.
A school resource officer assigned to the high school responded to the situation and arrested him after he allegedly tried to assault the officer, the release stated.
At some point in the investigation, the student was also accused of threatening to shoot as many officers as he could from his bedroom window, allegedly telling them , ‘I am going to kill as many officers as I can before they kill me,'” according to police.
He was transported to a hospital and underwent a psychiatric evaluation. After his release, he was booked at West Covina police’s jail and then taken to the Los Padrinos Juvenile Detention Center.
He faced a number of charged including threats against a school official, criminal threats and assault on a peace officer, according to the release.
Authorities have not released the minor’s name.