Two teens arrested in connection to threat toward California schools

3 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago Monday, March 05 2018 Mar 5, 2018 Monday, March 05, 2018 9:41:00 AM CST March 05, 2018 in News
By: Abby Dodge, KOMU 8 Reporter, Cameron La Fontaine, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
loading

CALIFORNIA - A 17 year old and a 14 year old are in custody after a threat was reportedly made to California R-1 Schools in Moniteau County.

Dwight Sanders, the superintendent of the school district, sent the following letter to parents and guardians of children in the district on Monday:

Sanders said he can empathize with the feelings of parents because his own children went to school at CHS.  

“It puts it in a perspective when you have your own children and can identify with anybody that has children that go to school here," Sanders said. "Obviously, it’s a level of anxiety that you don’t want to have to face.”

Sanders said he was contacted by the California Police Department Saturday night, which said it was investigating a reported threat. The investigation led to two arrests, one being a 17 year old, who is not a student and a 14 year old, who is a freshman high school student.

The 17 year old is charged with 2nd degree making a terrorist threat. Sanders said the district is taking disciplinary action with the 14 year old, who is in a juvenile facility.

The California Police Department says there are no threats to students or staff at this time.

In a press release Monday the California Police Department said it will have an increased presence at elementary, middle and high schools. 

One parent with two children in California schools said he didn't feel unsafe sending his children to school this morning after receiving the news. 

“We’ve got a pretty good group of teachers and faculty and I think that if any of the faculty felt that there was going to be any harm whatsoever that they would have called things off,” Mark Elliott Jr. said. 

Elliott Jr. said he will continue to have conversations with his children about school threats and being aware of the people around them. 

“If you hear something that isn’t right, let someone know," Elliott Jr said. "It doesn’t always have to be a teacher.”

Details on the reported threat(s) have not been made available. The California Police Department said it will release more information on Monday. 

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - Monday began Summer Safety Week and local programs are helping those in danger of not being able to... More >>
2 hours ago Tuesday, June 19 2018 Jun 19, 2018 Tuesday, June 19, 2018 5:54:00 AM CDT June 19, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A Democratic political action committee is targeting Republican Missouri Senate candidate Josh Hawley for not... More >>
3 hours ago Tuesday, June 19 2018 Jun 19, 2018 Tuesday, June 19, 2018 4:22:00 AM CDT June 19, 2018 in News
COLE COUNTY - Former Gov. Eric Greitens' attorneys will meet with lawyers Tuesday to discuss his use of the Confide... More >>
4 hours ago Tuesday, June 19 2018 Jun 19, 2018 Tuesday, June 19, 2018 3:00:00 AM CDT June 19, 2018 in News
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new "Space Force" as... More >>
12 hours ago Monday, June 18 2018 Jun 18, 2018 Monday, June 18, 2018 7:08:00 PM CDT June 18, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri democrats want Governor Mike Parson fire his chief operating officer and cancel a contract awarded to... More >>
13 hours ago Monday, June 18 2018 Jun 18, 2018 Monday, June 18, 2018 6:49:00 PM CDT June 18, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Mid-Missouri air conditioning companies are facing the busiest time of year amid a four-day heat advisory. Craig... More >>
14 hours ago Monday, June 18 2018 Jun 18, 2018 Monday, June 18, 2018 5:16:00 PM CDT June 18, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA – The attorney representing the security guard who shot Anthony Warren at a Waffle House on New Year's Day... More >>
16 hours ago Monday, June 18 2018 Jun 18, 2018 Monday, June 18, 2018 3:12:00 PM CDT June 18, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The 600 block of Monroe Street will be closed until Friday. Construction crews are removing a retaining... More >>
17 hours ago Monday, June 18 2018 Jun 18, 2018 Monday, June 18, 2018 2:20:00 PM CDT June 18, 2018 in News
BOONE COUNTY - A death, a huge cache of weapons and a suspect whose gun jammed as he was aiming... More >>
17 hours ago Monday, June 18 2018 Jun 18, 2018 Monday, June 18, 2018 2:17:00 PM CDT June 18, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Gov. Mike Parson appointed state Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe to be the new lieutenant... More >>
18 hours ago Monday, June 18 2018 Jun 18, 2018 Monday, June 18, 2018 1:15:00 PM CDT June 18, 2018 in News
BOONVILLE - Jesse Viertel Memorial Airport may reach new heights after the city council accepted a bid and authorized a... More >>
19 hours ago Monday, June 18 2018 Jun 18, 2018 Monday, June 18, 2018 12:42:00 PM CDT June 18, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - City public works crews will be repairing a road buckle on Providence Road between Blue Ridge Road and... More >>
20 hours ago Monday, June 18 2018 Jun 18, 2018 Monday, June 18, 2018 11:39:00 AM CDT June 18, 2018 in News
BALLWIN (AP) — Another bear sighting has people concerned in part of Missouri, but this time, it's deep into... More >>
22 hours ago Monday, June 18 2018 Jun 18, 2018 Monday, June 18, 2018 9:45:39 AM CDT June 18, 2018 in News
BOONE COUNTY – The Katy Trail will see more bike traffic than usual this week with the 2018 Katy Trail... More >>
1 day ago Monday, June 18 2018 Jun 18, 2018 Monday, June 18, 2018 7:33:00 AM CDT June 18, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia is under a heat advisory until Monday evening. The National Weather Service issued the advisory on... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, June 17 2018 Jun 17, 2018 Sunday, June 17, 2018 9:29:00 PM CDT June 17, 2018 in News
FULTON - Forty people with disabilities will learn how to ride a two-wheel bicycle at the iCan Bike camp this... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, June 17 2018 Jun 17, 2018 Sunday, June 17, 2018 9:18:00 PM CDT June 17, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Missouri is the first and only state to define "meat" as exclusively animal product. The Missouri General... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, June 17 2018 Jun 17, 2018 Sunday, June 17, 2018 4:55:00 PM CDT June 17, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The city will discuss the results of the 2017 Community Survey at Monday's city council meeting. Used... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, June 17 2018 Jun 17, 2018 Sunday, June 17, 2018 4:06:00 PM CDT June 17, 2018 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 76°
8am 81°
9am 84°
10am 86°
11am 87°