Second arrest in school threat

EL CENTRO, Calif. – A second person has been arrested from Central Union High School in connection with the gun threat last week and police say it’s still an ongoing investigation.

Police say this the second student had information about last week’s threat and conspired to get rid of the evidence.

Last week a student posted anonymously on social media that a gun will be brought to school and someone was going to get hurt.

“I was surprised.  Sad to say that there’s children once again thinking this way,” Diana Gastelum said.

Gastelum has a son who’s a freshman attending Central Union High School.

“I hope they get educated from this.  They need to know what the consequences are,” Gastelum said.

The superintendent says school is trying to get back to normal and parents and the community can rest assured safety measures are in place.

“We do have the school resource officer at the school every day and our security staff as well.  I’m very confident in our administration and our safe school plans will enact in case there’s any additional threats,” Central Union High School Superintendent Bryan Thomason said.

Authorities can’t common if the two are in juvenile hall because they are minors.

About The Author

Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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