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No Threat Seen For Football Game

Escalon Police officials are indicating there is no threat associated with a scheduled football game Friday evening against Riverbank.

Police did report on Friday that they responded to Escalon High School regarding an incident that took place Thursday, Oct. 10 at the freshman football game. According to police, an adult non student, identified as Jesus Lopez, 18, and a juvenile assaulted an Escalon High School student. The Thursday freshman game where the incident occurred was not against Riverbank High School; as they do not field a freshman team.

During this incident, however, Lopez made a statement telling the victim “Better not come to the Riverbank game. It’s getting shot up!”

Based on this threat, officers responded to the school and conducted an investigation on Friday. Lopez was also located at his residence in Riverbank and subsequently arrested. He was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail for domestic terrorist threats and battery on school grounds. Authorities were still looking for the juvenile in connection with the battery; however, officials said the juvenile was not involved in making any threats to the school.

At this time, police added, there are no other credible threats directed at Escalon High School or the Friday night football game.