On Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at approximately 1:59 p.m., school officials at Monterey Trails High School, which is a part of Elk Grove Unified School District in the County of Sacramento, requested medical assistance for a 15-year-old male student having trouble breathing. Fire arrived on school grounds at the same time as the student’s parent. The parent transported the juvenile male student to the hospital for evaluation. Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, who hold the position as the School Resource Officers, spoke to witnesses. Their preliminary investigation indicated that the victim student had suffered multiple blunt force trauma to the upper body by another 15-year-old male student.
Deputies were able to view video footage showing the assault by a fellow student. Deputies identified the suspect student and arrested him for attempt homicide and transported him to Sacramento County Juvenile Hall for booking. The suspect is being held on two felony counts without bail. This is an active investigation. There is no further information on the juvenile suspect nor any more details of the incident at this time.
Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who might have cell phone video to please contact the Sheriff’s Office at (916) 874-5115 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP. Tip information may also be left anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).
Lieutenant Rod Grassmann
Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office