|For Immediate Release
Case # 12WF3464
December 18, 2012
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR LEAVING BOMB THREAT NOTE INSIDE CLASSROOM
WESTMINSTER – A Huntington Beach High School student will be arraigned today for leaving a bomb threat note inside a classroom. Christopher Michael Casey, 18, Huntington Beach, is charged with one felony count of reporting a false bomb threat. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of three years in state prison. The People are requesting the defendant held on $250,000 bail at his arraignment today, Dec. 18, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. in Department W-2, West Justice Center, Westminster.
At approximately 12:00 p.m. on Dec. 14, 2012, Casey is accused of leaving a note on his teacher’s desk threatening to detonate a bomb at Huntington Beach High School.
At approximately 12:55 p.m., a secretary found the note and notified the school’s principal. The principal called the Huntington Beach Police Department (HBPD), who investigated this case, and arrested the defendant at the school.
HBPD officers searched the school and were not able to find any bombs or explosives.
Deputy District Attorney Andrew Katz of the Special Prosecutions Unit is prosecuting this case.