Parent Sentenced After School Shooting Threat

Sarah Joy Lomaintewa made the school shooting threat to her family in March.

A California mother of four pleaded guilty to threatening to shoot up a school June 30.

Sarah Joy Lomaintewa was sentenced to a year in jail, three years probation and ordered to stay away from schools after making the threats to her family on March 5. Lomaintewa, 29, can be released after 180 days to a drug and mental health treatment program, according to kpbs.org.

The threats were reported and prompted lockdowns at Lindo Park Elementary, Tierra del Sol Middle School and El Capitan High School, although Lomaintewa’s children all attend Lindo Park. All three schools are located in Lakeside, California. Lomaintewa was arrested later that day near the back of the high school, although she denied making any school shooting threats.

Lomaintewa, who admitted to being under the influence of marijuana and methamphetamine at the time of her arrest, was turned in by her brother and her mother was granted custody of her children.

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