Police in Fremont arrested a 14-year-old student Thursday who was part of a bomb threat conspiracy at a junior high school, police said.
Officers responded to a report that a bomb threat was called into Thornton Jr. High School, located at 4357 Thornton Ave., at about 10:50 a.m., Officer Geneva Bosques said.
School officials and police officers quickly determined the call was organized by a student at the school, Bosques said.
Bosques said school remained in session during the search of the campus.
It was the second bomb threat made on Thornton Jr. High School in as many days. On Wednesday, the threat was called into the Fremont Unified School District office, Bosques said.
The school was locked down for about a half hour while officers searched the school for any explosives, she said.
The boy who was arrested at the school cooperated with police and Bosques said he admitted to meeting someone online to coordinate the bomb threats.
That co-conspirator, however, remains at large.
Bosques said police are continuing to follow leads provided by the boy to find the other person. It’s likely that person was the actual caller, she said.
The boy was cited and released from police custody, Bosques said.
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