Officers from the Fairfield Police Division say a 15-year-old has been arrested in reference to a swatting incident that prompted a lockdown at Vanden Excessive College Feb. 2 following a report of an energetic shooter on campus.
Jennifer Brantley, Public Data Officer for the Fairfield Police Division, stated Vanden and two neighboring faculties had been positioned on a precautionary lockdown following a name to dispatch at roughly 8:25 a.m. Feb. 2 the place the caller said somebody on the faculty had a gun.
Officers rapidly cleared the varsity of a risk and decided the incident was probably attributable to a swatting kind incident. In response to Brantley, swatting incidents happen when “a prank name is made to emergency companies in an try to get a lot of law enforcement officials, together with SWAT (therefore the title) to converge on a specific deal with.”
Brantley stated the incident was totally investigated by Officer Moran, the College Useful resource Officer at Vanden and his investigation led to the identification of a 15-year-old Vanden scholar because the individual liable for the decision.
“At no time was there an energetic shooter scenario, nor any credible risk to college students or employees,” stated officers.
Moran went to the house of the coed, whose title will likely be stored confidential as a result of they’re a minor, they usually had been arrested and booked into the Solano County Juvenile Corridor.
“The prank name made by the coed not solely compelled the lockdown of a number of faculties within the space, however it additionally resulted in anxiousness and concern for fogeys, college students, employees, and the group at giant,” stated Brantley. “The Fairfield Police Division doesn’t tolerate behaviors that waste our group’s time and sources, comparable to this “SWATting” incident. Actions like these – significantly people who incite concern and panic – aren’t humorous and have penalties. Please, assume earlier than you act.”