Police Thursday said they arrested a man accused of making a false bomb threat to a Desert Hot Springs school.
Jerrett Tagger III, 31, of Landers allegedly placed a phone call at 10:36 a.m. to the Cabot Yerxa Elementary School kitchen staff in which he said there was a bomb on the campus, according to the Desert Hot Springs Police Department.
Officers were notified and after they scoured the school grounds for explosives, determined the threat was a hoax, police said.
Investigators were able to trace the call to Tagger, who was taken into custody about an hour and a half after he allegedly made the threat.
He was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center on suspicion of criminal threats and making a false report of a bomb in a public place.
There was no immediate word on the suspect’s motive.