Deputies chase man with replica samurai sword in Goleta

A 38-year-old Goleta man threatened a person outside McDonald’s with a replica samurai sword Tuesday evening, prompting a manhunt that temporarily resulted in train traffic being halted and residents being ordered to shelter in place, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. Read More …

Man convicted over Facebook threats against Women’s March SLO

An Atascadero man who posted death threats on the Facebook page of the Women’s March San Luis Obispo will avoid jail time but he will have to serve 18 months of probation and give up his firearms for 10 years after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors. Read More …

Teenage girl in Tennessee allegedly threatens to shoot up Laguna Middle School

A 14-year-old girl in Tennessee allegedly sent an email that appears to have been a threat to carry out a shooting at Laguna Middle School and possibly San Luis Obispo High School.

At about 4:50 p.m. on Monday, a Laguna Middle School teacher received an email threatening to “shoot up the school,” according to the San Luis Obispo Police Department. Read More …

Paso Robles police arrest two teens over Snapchat gun threat

A Snapchat threat that led to the lockdown of four Paso Robles schools on Tuesday has resulted in the arrest of two teens on a firearm charge.

On Tuesday morning, a Paso Robles High School student met with police investigators and told them that he received a Snapchat message from another student that depicted the student holding a handgun. Law enforcement officers from six agencies then searched the Paso Robles High School campus, as well as nearby parks. Read More …