Devin White pleads not guilty to threats against Mammoth High School

Mono County DA news release

UPDATE:

Devin White was in court Monday afternoon for a bail hearing. The judge kept the no bail status in place for Mr. White and the bail hearing was continued for one week to 5/8/18.  Mr. White waived his right to a speedy preliminary hearing within 10 days and will have a forensic psychiatry exam prior to the court hearing any additional request for bail.

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On April 23, 2018, law enforcement was made aware of a troubling pattern of conduct and statements by student, Devin White, age 18, a senior at Mammoth Lakes High School.

Mr. White’s conduct and statements led law enforcement to take immediate action to prevent the possibility of violence to school staff and students.

Starting late last year in the month of November, several statements of concern were made by Mr. White. In November, Mr. White made a statement to school staff that he wanted to make a bomb.

Then during class, in February of this year, he made a gesture with his hands depicting shooting guns at his classmates. The following day, Mr. White made a direct threat to staff that he was going to “shoot up the school.”

Finally, in April, right before the school’s spring break, staff overheard Mr. White being asked by another student when he was going to do it?

During this time, Mr. White had also indicated to several students that he was going to bring an AR-15 to school.

On April 23, upon returning from the spring break, school officials shared the entirety of this information with law enforcement. Investigators with the Office of the District Attorney, working with the Mammoth Lakes Police Department, confirmed that Mr. White did in fact have access to numerous firearms including an AR-15 style, semi-automatic rifle.

Law enforcement was also aware of Mr. White due to several other investigations over the last six months including an alleged vandalism and possession of a Shuriken, a sharp metal throwing device which is illegal in California.

An arrest warrant and search warrant were obtained for the arrest of Mr. White and a search of his parent’s residence where he lives. Mammoth Lakes Police Department, in a joint operation with the California Highway Patrol and the Mono County District Attorney’s Office, executed the arrest warrant on Mr. White the next morning of April 24, and he was placed into custody without incident on his way to school.

At the same time the search warrant was executed by law enforcement at the residence where numerous shotguns, handguns and an AR-15 style rifle were located and seized.

At this time, it is believed that Mr. White was acting on his own and no other individuals are suspected to be involved.

Mr. White was arraigned on April 26, 2018 and plead not guilty to felony charges of criminal threats and possession of a shuriken.

He is currently being held at the Mono County jail without bail. Mr. White’s next court appearance is scheduled for April 30, 2018 for a bail hearing.

 

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Kyle
Kyle
4 years ago

I’ve met the kid and his parents and truly feel he made a dumb comment like most guys his age do.he comes from a good home and he’s not a bad guy.he just picked a stupid time to say it.i personally said way worse things back when I was in… Read more »

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
4 years ago

sugarmags….Yep, I think so too…the usual slap-on-the-wrist blaming the parents,the teachers….the other students,everyone but himself…then later on, we can place the blame on all of them again if something happens and innocent people suffer.

sugarmags
sugarmags
4 years ago

I seriously doubt either of the felony charges will hold, and rightfully so. Get the kid some help, keep him out of local schools and get him out of the house full of guns (or lock them up appropriately).

Inyo local
Inyo local
4 years ago
Reply to  sugarmags

Because it is the gun’s fault, right? Do you realize that the AR-15 style rifle has been around since 1959? Where were all the mass shootings in the 60’s through the 90’s? What changed? How about the breakdown of values, morals, family structure, fatherless homes, physchotropic drugs handed out like… Read more »

sugarmags
sugarmags
4 years ago
Reply to  Inyo local

Whoa dude, take your meds man…I said nothing about the guns being the problem. Assuming the father owned the guns legally, the guns will be released back to the family. Talk about ranting about something that’s in your head. Save us the reading and just rant to yourself dude. All… Read more »

Tinner
Tinner
4 years ago
Reply to  sugarmags

sugarmags, I bet both felony charges stick, I think they have to, these incidents are no longer taken lightly in this country. For some reason I doubt this kid intended on following through with his threats but I’ve been wrong before and nobody wants to be liable for even one… Read more »

sugarmags
sugarmags
4 years ago
Reply to  Tinner

WRONG….the Daniel Hill who did those murders was NOT the Daniel Hill who was expelled back around 2008 or so. Daniel Hill would not be anywhere near the age of that murderer. Want to try again? I’m not saying White should get a slap on the wrist, I am saying… Read more »

Ponyboy
Ponyboy
4 years ago
Reply to  sugarmags

sugarmags, Tinner is correct. He never mentioned any names, you assumed and that is where you are screwed up and now you look silly.
Shame on you for mentioning names.
Do your research, girl.

sugarmags
sugarmags
4 years ago
Reply to  Ponyboy

I had kids at mammoth high at the same time the Justin thing went on….it didn’t seem at all to be the same as the Daniel Hill incident, or as this one has been portrayed.

Mom
Mom
4 years ago

A Friend
Thank you for your support .

A Friend
A Friend
4 years ago

The answer to your question TBundy is just this. Mammoth politics!

TBundy
TBundy
4 years ago
Reply to  A Friend

That was the only conclusion I could come to myself. If he had access to weapons were they removed from the residence? There’s just to many questions and not enough info coming from MLPD. I would feel better if this was being handled by MCSD. I’m left thinking White had… Read more »

TBundy
TBundy
4 years ago

Held without bail is bs. How come Loren Krytzer in Big Pine isn’t being held without bail? I read the threats Loren Krytzer made , and I heard the threats he left on voicemail. How to you think law enforcement became aware of Mr Krytzers felonious gun collection? So what… Read more »

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
4 years ago
Reply to  TBundy

When your stupid enough to (allegedly ) say the things he did,what would happen if he bailed out and then did what he said he wanted to do ?…the “arm chair “Adam Henry’s would be blaming Law Enforcement,the judicial system,and everyone else they could blame for anything that happened.

Almost Native
Almost Native
4 years ago

Hello, this is a press release from the DA office.
Unless I’m missing something here, I say the kid should have gotten detention. The long arm of law is pretty clearly holding a hammer in this case.

Carl Sharsmith
Carl Sharsmith
4 years ago
Reply to  Almost Native

I agree,, detention. Nothing more.

Tinner
Tinner
4 years ago
Reply to  Almost Native

Almost, as well they should. Detention my butt.

Mono Person
Mono Person
4 years ago

Wow! Such civility on all sides…a little less name calling, and a little more dealing with the actual issue of the article would be nice.

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
4 years ago

Rob….It sure seems like your trying to place the blame for this with every possible avenue you can…above statement,maybe the parent’s fault for having THEIR guns not secured in a gun safe and allowing access to their troubled “little boy “…with the earlier story reguarding this,saying he was probably a… Read more »

Rob
Rob
4 years ago
Reply to  Low-Inyo

Low-Inyo, it’s not the complicated. It’s the poor reporting that leaves all the questions hanging in the air. It’s as simple as that.

Rob
Rob
4 years ago

” Mr. White did in fact have access to numerous firearms including an AR-15 style, semi-automatic rifle.” Sounds like not his gun and not secured in a gun safe of some type. Hey TOML are you aware illegal aliens can’t own guns at all.. Bet you have more then your… Read more »

T-Bone
T-Bone
4 years ago
Reply to  Rob

Rob, what do “illegal aliens” have to do with this incident? I’ve read this story twice and nowhere do I see any references to immigrants. Are just spamming every article with your racist BS? Your obsession with this is concerning.

Bob
Bob
4 years ago
Reply to  T-Bone

It’s not my phrase I didn’t come up with it,, but Inyo County rednecks don’t refer to TOML as MamMex for nothing. This phrase as been around awhile. Is it racist? I don’t think so. I’m married to a Hispanic who is here legally. I also have a daughter with… Read more »

A friend
A friend
4 years ago

Devin White is a good kid I in no way believe he ever meant any harm to anyone. He may have always acted like a tough city kid but if you really got to know him you would see he was a very nice respectful young man. He grew upon… Read more »

Buzz Killington
Buzz Killington
4 years ago

Anthony Weiner texted JoyAnn Reid. Told her to
try the “I got hacked defense”

T-Bone
T-Bone
4 years ago

Buzz, you’re commenting on the wrong story, and the wrong site for that matter. Troll someplace else.