On 5/5/22, at approximately 5:00 PM, Chico Police officers were dispatched to Chico County Day School (102 W. 11st Street, Chico, CA) for a reported suspicious circumstance. Staff at the school were informed by students of a male on campus in possession of a firearm. Officers responded to the location, met with the students and all involved parties to obtain detailed information of the incident.
Officers searched the campus but were unable to locate a suspect or supporting evidence. The juveniles’ stories repeatedly changed throughout the investigation and the evidence at scene did not align with the juveniles’ statements. As the investigation continued, one of the juveniles admitted they had fabricated the story and there had never been a suspect on campus with a firearm.
Based on the totality of information there does not appear to be any danger to the general public or the school at this time.
Location: Chico County Day School
Victim: N/A Suspect: None
Supervisor: M. Escobedo
Lieutenant: B. Love L9
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