Facebook Death Threat at IVC – Man Arrested

Ramon Martinez
Ramon Martinez

An arrest has been made in regard to the threats made against Imperial Valley College earlier this morning.

“Late in the evening of Wednesday, October 14, 2015, IVC Administrators were notified of threats of violence, against the campus community, being made on social media. The Imperial County Sheriff’s Office was contacted and an investigation was immediately conducted. As of Thursday morning, an arrest was made and charges have been filed.
IVC is committed to ensuring the safety of it’s students and employees. We thank you for your patience and understanding with this matter,” IVC officials have posted on their Facebook page.

The Imperial County Sheriff’s office responded that on Wednesday, October 14, the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office dispatch received information that a Raymond Martinez out of Calexico, Ca. had posted threats on Facebook that he was going to shoot up the Imperial Valley College campus Thursday.

ICSO Investigators identified the suspect as 18-year old Raymond Martinez. After locating him at his Calexico residence, Martinez admitted to posting the threats. He was subsequently arrested and booked into Imperial County Jail on 422 PC Terrorist Threats.

IVC classes are not canceled and will be held as scheduled today.


  1. Everyone needs to be on alert. With terrors attacks we need neighbors keeping eyes open for crime in neighborhoods. Our officers do a great job. Prayers for safety for everyone.

  2. Thank you for the quick response of Facebook fans, law enforcement and IVC staff. People who plan to do bad things often “leak” information to others. It is part of their ego to make their evil evident. Whether it is suicidal thinking, school violence or terrorism, if you hear about it, report it to some authority. I may save a life or many lives. This IVC story was a save and we need more of those in this troubled world. God bless all those involved and let’s also lift up Raymond in our prayers!

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