February 25, 2024
An aerial view of Mater Dei Catholic Excessive College. Photograph through the college’s Fb

Mater Dei Excessive College was briefly locked down on Tuesday afternoon after the Chula Vista Police Division obtained a menace that there could be an on-campus taking pictures.

Legislation enforcement cleared the college after about an hour. Officers had been additionally in a position to determine a 15-year-old suspect in Chula Vista, who they stated was not a pupil at Mater Dei. {The teenager} was arrested later Tuesday afternoon.

The specter of a taking pictures appeared to have been a hoax. Nonetheless, it got here amid a wave of comparable hoaxes — there have been not less than 500 such threats in opposition to faculties nationally up to now 12 months, exploiting present fears about college shootings and protecting college students and employees on edge.

Chula Vista Police College Useful resource Officers are persevering with to talk with witnesses and examine this incident. Anybody with info on this case is requested to contact San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 or submit a tip through P3tips (on-line or cell utility) in the event that they want to stay nameless.