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SBSD - Central
Friday May 20th, 2022 :: 03:35 p.m. PDT


Explosion at a Grand Terrace Middle School Leads to the Arrest of a 14-year-old Male Student

DATE/TIME: Friday, May 20, 2022 / 11:03 a.m.

INCIDENT: Possession of a Destructive Device 

LOCATION: Terrace Hills Middle School, 22579 De Berry Street, Grand Terrace 

SUSPECT(S): 14-year-old Male Juvenile  

VICTIM(S): Confidential 

SUMMARY: Deputies responded to Terrace Hills Middle School for a loud explosion that created excessive smoke on the school grounds. Deputies ensured the safety of all students and staff at the school, and quickly located the area where the explosion occurred. 

Additional resources responded including personnel from the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Bomb and Arson Division, the State Fire Marshall's Office, and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Bomb K9 Team.   

The fire department treated and released two students at the scene for minor injuries. The incident was deemed an isolated incident by investigators and there was no property damage at the school.  The investigation led to the arrest of a 14-year-old male juvenile student. The male was later booked at Central Juvenile Hall.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Central Station at (909) 387-3545. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at 

Refer: Deputy B. Ortiz / Sergeant Mike Mason

Station: Central Station / Grand Terrace 

Phone No. 909-387-3545

Case No. 122200479

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Central
655 E 3rd St
San Bernardino, CA 92408

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 909-387-3700

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