Escondido, CA

Bomb threat was behind school lockdown

The threat that locked down the Valley Center Middle School for several hours on February 24 was identified by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department as a bomb threat connected to domestic violence at a residence on North Lake Wohlford Road.

The Sheriff’s Department released the following statement:

“On Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at approximately10:16 AM, deputies from the Sheriff’s Department Valley Center / Pauma Substation responded to a report of a domestic violence and bomb threat at 28084 North Lake Wohlford Road in Valley Center. Deputies arrived at the residence and detained the male adult suspect. The suspect made additional bomb threats to responding law enforcement personnel at the scene. The suspect was transported out of the area, and the nearby Valley Center Middle School was placed on lock-down.

The San Diego Sheriff’s Bomb and Arson Unit responded to the scene and checked the home and adjacent areas for explosive devices. No explosive devices were located. Law enforcement and supporting personnel returned to their respective assignments and the Valley Center Middle School’s lock-down was lifted and returned to their normal routine.

“This investigation is ongoing and being handled by The San Diego Sheriff’s Department Bomb and Arson Unit and Detectives from the Valley Center / Pauma Substation.

“Anyone with information about this case can call the Sheriff’s Department non-emergency line at (858)565- 5200. You can remain anonymous and be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. Call Crime Stoppers at (888)580-8477.”

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