WILLOWS, CA— On September 21, 2022, the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office received information regarding a possible threat to the Willows High School. A female juvenile, who is a student at the school, posted a picture of what appeared to be a handgun, a pack of chewing gum and a juvenile hand, captioned, “Come to school tmrw (tomorrow) I have gum” on a social media platform.

Deputies immediately responded to the residence to contact the juvenile and her parents. The juvenile stated it was meant as a joke, she did not intend it to be a threat, and she did not mean to scare anyone. The juvenile stated that she had seen a similar meme on social media and thought it was funny, so she posted it on her private Snapchat story. Deputies discovered that the item, which appeared to be a firearm, was a BB gun. The BB gun was confiscated and the juvenile counseled.

Willows Unified School District and Glenn County Probation Department are working in partnership with Glenn County Sheriff’s Office on this incident.

For more information, contact the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office at 934-6441, visit our website: www.countyofglenn.net and select Sheriff, or access us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/glenncountysheriff