Salinas Police Department was made aware of a Facebook post that threatened Monterey County Schools. The post included a profile photo of a scary, maniacal looking clown. The post indicated that every school in Monterey County was going to be bombed and that the person had 'everything prepared.” A following post indicated that the person was going to engage in school shootings from Salinas to King City.
The investigation resulted in the identification of a residential address in Greenfield, Ca. Greenfield Police were notified and officers responded to the residence. They contacted a 17-year old male as well as his parents. Officers obtained permission to search and no weapons or explosive materials were located. The juvenile male was detained, transported to Greenfield Police Department and interviewed. The suspect admitted the post was a hoax and he thought it would be humorous. Greenfield PD's detective positively confirmed that the Facebook post originated from the juvenile's phone, which was confiscated as evidence. The suspect will be booked into Monterey County Juvenile Hall on a variety of threat-related felonies.
At this point, it is believed there is no credibility to the threats and that schools are in no danger as a result of this incident.