Bomb Threat at Portola Jr./Sr. High School Ends in the Arrest of a Student


Yesterday afternoon, just before the conclusion of the school day, according to the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office, the High School “received notification of a potential bomb threat which was reported to staff by a student.”

The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office promptly dispatched deputies to address the situation, where investigations resulted in the apprehension of a seventeen-year-old student found responsible for the criminal threat.

The teen was taken into custody and released to the Plumas County Probation Department. The case will be forwarded to the Plumas County District Attorney’s Office for evaluation about potential prosecution.

The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office emphasizes to the community, students, and school staff that it is essential to have vigilance and encourages all to report any suspicious activity promptly, saying, “If you see something, “say something.”

The Sheriff’s Office” says the Sheriff’s involvement of juveniles in this incident, no additional information can be disclosed.