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Sheriff’s Urges for More Mental Health Resources after Tragic Incidents Involving Youth with Autism and Mental Health Issues in Southern California

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 4, 2024
Sheriff’s deputies in Southern California fatally shoot armed teenager with mental health issues

In the past month, two separate incidents involving law enforcement and youth with mental health issues have occurred in Southern California. In one instance, Sheriff’s deputies in Victorville were called to a home where a 17-year-old boy with mental health issues had armed himself with a knife and locked himself inside a bathroom. Despite attempts by deputies to coax him out, the teen threatened to harm himself before ultimately being shot and killed after breaking down the door.

The sheriff has emphasized the need for better access to mental health services for troubled youth, as this incident highlights the importance of having additional resources available beyond law enforcement during crises. This sentiment is echoed by the San Bernardino County Sheriff, who has also expressed concerns about the lack of resources for youth with autism following a shooting involving his department just weeks prior. The sheriff has urged community leaders to prioritize mental health services for at-risk youth in order to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future.

By Samantha Nguyen

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