With the recent spike in on-campus shootings, law enforcement officials take any threat of violence very, very seriously.
And last week, when Contra Costa Sheriff’s Department deputies received a top that there was a pending threat at a local high school they wasted no time. District officials put the campus on an immediate lock down and police agencies from throughout the area responded.
Lamorinda Police were among the first to arrive at the school. Not only did they search the campus from top to bottom, another agency went to the suspect’s home and found him barricaded inside the residence.
They were eventually able to get him to come out and he was immediately taken into custody.
Contra Costa County Sheriff’s deputies say they didn’t find any weapons or explosive devices at the school or at the suspect’s home. They did, however, confiscate several computers.
The name of the student has not been released to the media but a spokesperson has said he was booked into the Martinez Jail on terrorist threats charges. It’s not clear if he remains in custody or if he’s been released on bail bonds.
Representatives from the Lafayette Police Department said they’ve been extra cautious in recent week and have been stepping up law enforcement presence at graduation ceremonies and other related events.
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