Man Arrested for Alleged Bogus Bomb Threat to Desert Hot Springs School

Man Arrested for Alleged Bogus Bomb Threat to Desert Hot Springs School

News Staff

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.