Paso Police investigates possible threat at middle school

Paso Robles — The Paso Robles Police Department completed an investigation into possible threats directed toward Lewis Middle School by a student. The PRPD, along with school district officials, have investigated this incident and do not believe the student poses a current threat to Lewis Middle School students or staff. Police have  not specified the nature of the threat.
PRPD investigators have made personal contact with the student and his parents. The student told investigators he was frustrated after having difficulty in class on Thursday and made a horrible decision when he said he, “wanted the place shot up.” Based upon their investigation, detectives determined the student’s comments did not rise to a criminal level.
The PRPD has referred this matter to school district officials to take appropriate administrative action. Detectives will not seek a criminal complaint in this matter.
The PRPD would like to thank the public for reporting this matter immediately. We would like to remind everyone, “If you see something (or, as in this case “hear” something), say something.”
Paso Robles Police Department can be reached at 805-237-6464.


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