A threatening phone call was reported on Monday afternoon at Thornton Junior High School in Fremont, less than a week after two other bomb threats were called in to the same school, according to police.
Monday’s call came in at about 2 p.m. Police and school administrators believe the call may have been placed by a suspect wanted in connection with the two previous threatening phone calls, police said.
Police responded to the campus but did not disrupt the school day.
The first threat was called in to the Fremont Unified School District office on March 13, Fremont police spokeswoman Officer Geneva Bosques said.
The school was locked down for about a half hour that day while officers searched the campus for any explosives, she said.
On Thursday, a second bomb threat was called in to the school, located at 4357 Thornton Ave., at about 10:50 a.m., Bosques said.
School officials and police quickly determined that the call was organized by a student at the school, and police arrested a 14-year-old boy who was believed to have played a role in the calls, police said.
The boy cooperated with police and Bosques said he admitted to meeting someone online to coordinate the bomb threats.
The co-conspirator, however, remained at large.
Bosques said police were continuing to follow leads provided by the boy to find the other person. It is likely that the second suspect is the actual caller, she said.
The boy was cited and released, Bosques said.
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