Strathmore Middle School student arrested for allegedly threatening to shoot up graduation

CORRECTION: The original version of this story incorrectly reported that the threat involved a Strathmore High School student. The student was from Strathmore MIddle School and he threatened Strathmore Middle School.

A Strathmore Middle School student was arrested Monday after allegedly making threats to “shoot up” the graduation ceremony, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office reported.

According to a news release, deputies were called to the middle school around 11 a.m. for a student making threats to shooting at the graduation ceremony.

The male student, whose name has not been released, was contacted at his house and taken into custody.

He was later booked into the Juvenile Center on suspicion of making terrorist threats.

Detectives later served searched warrants at the residence, including a relative’s home for further investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Scott O’Neill at the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at 800-808-0488 or anonymously at

Marilyn Castaneda: 559-441-6087, @MarilynCast98