California father and son arrested following high school shooting threat
Law enforcement arrested both a high school student and his father after executing a search warrant in connection with the teenager’s threat to carry out a shooting at Rancho Bernardo High School. San Diego Police assured that the Rancho Bernardo High School campus is secure and has been thoroughly checked for any explosive devices.
Following multiple reports received last Friday, indicating that the implicated teenager was sharing alarming videos and making threats against the school scheduled for Tuesday, January 30, the San Diego Police Department disclosed that the underage student, whose name was withheld, was apprehended on the same day and taken to juvenile hall.
“I want to express appreciation to the students who acted responsibly by reporting what they heard. Please take advantage of this moment to remind your children that if they observe something, they should say something to contribute to the ongoing safety of our community through our collective vigilance,” conveyed a letter from Principal Hans Becker sent out to students during the weekend.
Subsequently, the police obtained a gun violence restraining order at the residence of the teenager, situated on the 11000 block of Avenida Sivrita, just a few blocks away from the school. On Tuesday morning, law enforcement discovered unregistered and un-serialized firearms, manufacturing materials for creating ghost guns (including both rifles and handguns), and a substantial quantity of explosives and rocket-propelled grenades at the residence, according to police statements.
The father, 45-year-old Neal Anders was arrested and booked into San Diego County jail on several charges.
Officers say the wife and other children were home at the time. They were allowed to leave during the arrest.