Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, October 03, 2013

UPDATE: Cars, Occupants identified in Incident at Les Bois School

Boise, Oct., 9, 2013 - Update: Boise Police have identified ten juveniles believed to be occupants of two vehicles seen on security footage in the parking lot of Les Bois Junior High late Wednesday/early last Thursday morning.

Criminal charges are pending against all ten for Disorderly Conduct, a misdemeanor. The incidents below remain under investigation

Crime Stoppers: Anyone with additional information on the incidents at Les Boise and Trail Wind Schools is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, or log onto www.343cops.com, or text CRIMES or 274637, subject: Tip236. Tips can also be made via the Crime Stoppers Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/CSofSWIdaho. A citizen can remain anonymous. A reward of up to $1,000 is offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest of criminal suspects.

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Shots Fired into School Overnight; Unknown if connected to report of shot fired toward school this afternoon

Boise, Oct. 3, 2013 - Boise Police are looking for whoever is responsible for firing four shots into a door at Les Bois Junior High School overnight. At this time, officers are working to see if the shots fired are connected to a report of a shot fired toward another nearby school this afternoon.

What Happened: Overnight Investigating officers say there's evidence that someone stood at the edge of the parking lot at Les Bois Junior High and fired four shots toward the school at 12:05 this morning. The shots entered a door. No one was hurt. Officers believe the shots were fired from a .22 caliber handgun.

Security footage (below) from the parking lot shows two vehicles whose occupants seem to know each other, driving through the lot between 11:43 p.m. last night until the time the shots were fired, 12:05 a.m. One vehicle is an SUV, the other is a light colored car. 

Although the vehicles in the footage are distant, officers hope someone recognizes the vehicles and calls police.

Report of Shot Fired Today: At 1:25 this afternoon, Boise Police received a report of a teenage boy firing a gun toward Trail Wind Elementary, which is adjacent to Les Bois Junior High. Although officers are still searching for additional evidence of the crime, a witness reported seeing the shot fired and the shooter running into the nearby neighborhood. Because of the potential for danger, more than one dozen officers responded. Officers from Garden City Police and Ada County Sheriff's Deputies also assisted in a thorough search of the area, but did not find anyone matching the description of the reported shooter. 

Suspect Description: Light skinned male, 15 - 18 years old, blonde hair, 5'10" - 6' tall, slender build, approx. 170 pounds, wearing a grey and white jacket with a white shirt underneath, light blue jeans and white tennis shoes.

As a precaution, Trail Wind Elementary and Les Bois Junior High were put on lockdown during the search. Today was an in-service day for Boise Schools meaning some teachers and staff were in attendance but regular classes were not in session. However, about 40 young children were at Trail Wind Elementary for a pre-school age day care program. Extra precautions were put in place for the safety of those children including officers posted at Trail Wind. The officers assisted staff and were available to explain to parents who arrived to pick up children what the extra police presence in the area was about.

Crime Stoppers: Anyone with any information on the above incidents is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, or log onto www.343cops.com, or text CRIMES or 274637, subject: Tip236. Tips can also be made via the Crime Stoppers Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/CSofSWIdaho.  A citizen can remain anonymous. A reward of up to $1,000 is offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest of criminal suspects.