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

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.

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