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Posted on: May 25, 2017

Two Students Arrested for Alleged School Violence Plot

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ANAHEIM, CALIF (May 25, 2017) – Two Savanna High School students have been arrested for allegedly plotting to commit acts of violence on campus, including the placing of bombs and committing shootings. School administrators contacted APD early Thursday morning after learning of the threats which were posted online. APD personnel worked closely with school personnel and quickly identified the two students involved in the plan. Both students were located and contacted prior to the start of school. Based on information and evidence developed during the preliminary investigation, the two students were arrested for making criminal threats and will be booked at Orange County Juvenile Hall.

The timely notification and quick response highlights the partnership between the school district and the police department, as well as our mission to provide a safe learning environment for Anaheim’s youth.

The arrests should also serve as a message to all that the school district and the police department take these threats seriously and swift enforcement action will be taken in accordance with the letter of the law. Parents, staff, and students are encouraged to “See Something, Say Something.”

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