LANCASTER – A 26-year-old man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly making a bomb threat against high schools in Lancaster, authorities said.
The incident began around 9:22 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, when “a Lancaster Sheriff’s Station dispatcher received a bomb threat against local high schools in the city of Lancaster,” according to a news release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
“Antelope Valley Union High School District was notified and assisted deputies in the investigation of the threat,” the news release states. “A sweep was conducted with school staff and deputies of all high school campuses.”
No suspicious devices were found.
“Lancaster deputies were able to find the suspect through their investigation and arrested the suspect for criminal threats at approximately 3:30 p.m.,” the sheriff’s news release states.
The suspect was identified as 26-year-old Jared Sawyer.
No further information was immediately available.