13-Year-Old Arrested for Making Threat at Long Beach Elementary School

A 13-year-old student at a Long Beach elementary school was arrested this morning for allegedly making threats on campus, authorities said.

The boy, an eighth grader at Cubberley Elementary in east Long Beach, was arrested by the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) for making criminal threats, according to officials.

LBPD officers were dispatched to the school at 10:35AM after they were notified by a Board of Education school safety officer of a possible threat of violence at the school, according to a release.


When they arrived, officers conducted an investigation and determined there was probable cause to arrest the student, officials stated. The student will be processed at the police department’s juvenile booking facility before being transferred to Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall.

Violent Crimes Detail detectives are conducting an investigation.

“The Police Department is committed to fully investigate each threat,” officials stated. “When probable cause exists, appropriate enforcement action will be taken. We focus on ensuring the safety of students, school staff and community members as we respond to these incidents.”

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Stephanie Rivera covers immigration and the north, west and central parts of Long Beach. Reach her at [email protected] or on Twitter at @StephRivera88.