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Mountain View High student threatens to bring weapon to campus

Police say campus is safe, so the school is able to continue its regular schedule

A student threatened to bring a weapon to the Mountain View High School campus on Monday, Oct. 25. File photo by Michelle Le.

Mountain View High School received a threat on Monday, Oct. 25, about a student potentially bringing a weapon to campus, though Mountain View police subsequently determined the school was safe.

School leaders and law enforcement haven't released details about the nature of the threat or how it was resolved. Police department spokesperson Katie Nelson characterized the incident as "a threat on social media."

"As soon as we were made aware, our School Resource Officers worked with school administrators to speak with the individual, and we determined there was no threat," Nelson said in an email Tuesday to this news organization.

School administrators wrote in a message to parents Monday afternoon that the suspect was "safely in custody" and that the threat was originally received "via email through our website."

After this article was published, Nelson said in an email that the student was not arrested.

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"MVPD was involved in every step of the process, and they have determined that our campus remains safe. We have been told to continue with our regular duties and schedule," the message to parents said. "As this pertains to a juvenile, we are limited in sharing both school site discipline and Mountain View Police Department actions."

Superintendent Nellie Meyer said in a text Tuesday that "the student will face school consequences" and has been released to his parents. She referred other questions to the police department.

Monday's threat at Mountain View High comes after a string of bomb threats involving local high schools. Los Altos High students and staff were forced to evacuate Oct. 1 after someone called the school claiming there were explosives on campus. A multi-hour search ultimately turned up no bombs.

St. Francis High School in Mountain View and Presentation High School in San Jose then were the subjects of a pair of unfounded bomb threats on Oct. 5, which the San Jose Police Department said came from the same phone number.

It isn't known whether Monday's incident at Mountain View High has any connection to the previous disruptions.

This story has been updated.

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Mountain View High student threatens to bring weapon to campus

Police say campus is safe, so the school is able to continue its regular schedule

by / Mountain View Voice

Uploaded: Tue, Oct 26, 2021, 7:15 pm
Updated: Thu, Oct 28, 2021, 2:06 pm

Mountain View High School received a threat on Monday, Oct. 25, about a student potentially bringing a weapon to campus, though Mountain View police subsequently determined the school was safe.

School leaders and law enforcement haven't released details about the nature of the threat or how it was resolved. Police department spokesperson Katie Nelson characterized the incident as "a threat on social media."

"As soon as we were made aware, our School Resource Officers worked with school administrators to speak with the individual, and we determined there was no threat," Nelson said in an email Tuesday to this news organization.

School administrators wrote in a message to parents Monday afternoon that the suspect was "safely in custody" and that the threat was originally received "via email through our website."

After this article was published, Nelson said in an email that the student was not arrested.

"MVPD was involved in every step of the process, and they have determined that our campus remains safe. We have been told to continue with our regular duties and schedule," the message to parents said. "As this pertains to a juvenile, we are limited in sharing both school site discipline and Mountain View Police Department actions."

Superintendent Nellie Meyer said in a text Tuesday that "the student will face school consequences" and has been released to his parents. She referred other questions to the police department.

Monday's threat at Mountain View High comes after a string of bomb threats involving local high schools. Los Altos High students and staff were forced to evacuate Oct. 1 after someone called the school claiming there were explosives on campus. A multi-hour search ultimately turned up no bombs.

St. Francis High School in Mountain View and Presentation High School in San Jose then were the subjects of a pair of unfounded bomb threats on Oct. 5, which the San Jose Police Department said came from the same phone number.

It isn't known whether Monday's incident at Mountain View High has any connection to the previous disruptions.

This story has been updated.

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