PLACERVILLE (CBS13) – A community college student accused of making a bomb threat and bringing a possible weapon onto a Placerville school’s campus has been identified.
El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 22-year-old Jason La Rue as the El Dorado campus of Folsom Lake College in Placerville was evacuated.READ MORE: 14-Year-Old Teen Arrested In Shooting Death Of Fairfield Teen Found Dead By Train Tracks
La Rue apparently entered the campus with a gun, and then proceeded to tell investigators that he may have planted an explosive on campus.
He was detained by deputies who discovered the rifle La Rue was carrying was an “airsoft gun”.READ MORE: Newsoms Pull Kids From Summer Camp Where Masks Were Not Required
Deputies, with assistance from Los Rios Police, Sacramento County Sheriff and school staff, searched the campus for the devices.
They found several suspicious packages and detonated one. Eventually they discovered that none of the packages contained explosive material.MORE NEWS: Search Continues For Hit-And-Run Driver That Killed Caltrans Subcontractor On Highway 99
La Rue was booked into the county jail on charges of making a false bomb report and possession of a weapon on school grounds.