Teenagers Spark Panic with Mystery Device on School Grounds


**School Shenanigans: Ventura Deputies Nab Students After Incendiary Device Incident**

Smoke Without Fire

Deputies in Ventura County sprung into action when reports of a “small incendiary device” being set off on a high school campus reached their ears. The incident occurred on Wednesday morning at Rio Mesa High School in Oxnard.

Upon investigation, it was revealed that students had ignited a small aerosol can inside a trashcan, causing minor injuries to a staff member who was nearby. The injured person was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Students in Custody

The investigation quickly led authorities to two students, both 16-year-old boys, who were identified as the suspected perpetrators. They were arrested on serious allegations, including possession of a destructive device, explosive with intent to injure, arson of property, assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm, and conspiracy.

The Sheriff’s Office, however, stressed that the incident was isolated and there was no ongoing threat to the campus.

Charges Pending

It’s too early to tell whether the arrested students will be formally charged with these crimes. The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office will review the case and make the final call.

A Blow to School Safety?

The incident has raised concerns among parents and residents about school safety. School officials are working with law enforcement to ensure that measures are in place to prevent similar incidents in the future.

Reminder to Respect Public Property

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office emphasized the severity of such actions. It reminded the public that vandalizing or damaging school property is not only illegal but also disrespectful. They urged students to report any suspicious activity to school staff or law enforcement immediately.

Data sourced from: ktla.com