PRESS RELEASE: Student charged for writing threatening message on school wall

Farmington, NM – Earlier today, Farmington police were made aware of a threatening message written in the boys’ bathroom at Piedra Vista High School. The message stated, “A shooting will happen tomorrow.” Staff found the graffitti and alerted authorities. An investigation immediately began and detectives were able to identify the suspect, a 16-year-old student who attends PVHS. The student is being charged with four counts of criminal damage to property and one count of disrupting the educational process. He is being detained by Juvenile Probation and will be transported to the San Juan County Juvenile Detention Center.