Two boys were arrested by Visalia police Tuesday morning after threats of gun violence were made against Redwood High School, Sgt. Damon Maurice reported. Officers were alerted to the threats on the social media application SnapChat just after midnight. Detectives located the two 15-year-olds at their homes and took them into custody. Maurice said both were booked into juvenile hall.
Dr. Tamara Ravalin, assistant superintendent of Visalia Unified School District, said the district “is working cooperatively with Visalia Police Department to assist with this investigation and to provide our complete support in every way possible. The district takes the most conservative approach and precaution when a report of this type occurs.
“The safety and well-being of students and staff are the highest-level priority of Redwood High School and Visalia Unified School District. Every VUSD school has established a safety plan which contributes to maintaining a safe learning environment for our students.”