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Case Against Whitney High School Students Arrested in Relation To Alleged Threats Of Campus Violence Under Review

June 02, 2014

R. Scott Owens

District Attorney

PLACER COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY

10810 Justice Center Drive, Suite 240

Roseville, California 95678

916 543-8000

 

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

Date: June 2, 2014

Contact:

Jeff Wilson

Assistant District Attorney

916-543-8000

CASE AGAINST WHITNEY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARRESTED IN RELATION TO ALLEGED THREATS OF CAMPUS VIOLENCE UNDER REVIEW.

The case against three Whitney High School students arrested in relation to alleged threats of campus violence has been submitted to the District Attorney’s Office by Rocklin Police Department. The case is currently under review to determine what criminal charges, if any, are appropriate based on the evidence in the case.

Aspects of the investigation are still ongoing. It is clear, however, based on the evidence obtained by detectives thus far, that there was never any danger to Whitney High School and its students. The information that the students were not in danger only came to light after a thorough investigation by Rocklin Detectives and after the officers and the school administration took action to protect the students and secure the campus. Unfortunately, given the growing number of instances of campus violence, law enforcement and school administrators must take every threat, or information that individuals may be planning campus violence, seriously and respond accordingly to protect the lives of our students and their teachers. The response of the administration of Whitney High School and the Rocklin Police Department was necessary and appropriate based on the information that was reported to them.

Justin Herrmann posted a $5000 bail and was given a court date of July 1, 2014, at 1:00 to appear. Both juveniles that were arrested have also been released from custody and are scheduled to return to Juvenile Court on June 30, 2014. A charging decision on all three individuals arrested will be made prior to those court dates.
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