Tulare County sheriff: Dad threatened to ‘shoot up’ his own child’s elementary school

Casey Crisler
Casey Crisler

An Woodville father was arrested for allegedly threatening to “shoot up” his child’s elementary school, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office reported Thursday.

Casey Crisler, 37, was arrested for alleged threats made against Woodville Elementary School in Woodville, west of Porterville.

Deputies arrived at the elementary school Wednesday after a receiving a report that Crisler threatened the school. Woodville Elementary was locked down. Detectives said they later discovered the threat was made within the past month but still believed it to be credible.

Crisler agreed to meet with detectives and was arrested in Porterville on Wednesday.

The sheriff’s office said it has “zero tolerance for any threats of violence against schools.”

Anyone with more information is asked to contact detective Scott O’Neill or Sgt. Larry Camacho with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at 1-800-808-0488 or anonymously at or by text or voicemail at 559-725-4191.

Carmen George: 559-441-6386, @CarmenGeorge