Police Investigate Threats Made At Burroughs High School


Burbank police officers investigated alleged threats made at Burroughs High School on Wednesday, April 16, after a teacher from the local high school went in to the BPD office to report her concerns around 7:45 p.m.

BPD New Police Car -2“The student apparently was upset over being disciplined and made some comments regarding people dying the following day,” said Sgt. Darin Ryburn in an official community bulletin released by the Burbank Police Department on Thursday, April 17.

Officers immediately followed up on the report and contacted the suspect, a 15-year-old male, at his residence in Burbank.

“The suspect was cooperative during the investigation. Their investigation found no evidence of any plans for carrying out his threats, or the presence of any weapons,” the release stated.

The suspect’s name is not being release due to his age and he was not booked on any criminal charges.

According to the statement, “the case has been assigned to a Burbank Detective for further investigation and consideration of possible criminal charges. California Penal Code section 422 (Criminal Threats), does not require actually carrying out a threat to be considered a crime. The school district could take administrative action against the student, independent of the criminal investigation.”

Unconfirmed reports said Burbank police may have investigated possible threats made by a Muir Middle School student via social media on Thursday, April 16, around 3:00 p.m. When asked about that report, Officer Joshua Kendrick had no information on any such report.