LIVERMORE (CBS SF) – Security was tightened Thursday at Livermore High School after a student was arrested for allegedly making threats to harm his classmates, district officials said.
In a message to parents, Livermore Valley Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Kelly Bowers said: “Last night we learned that one of our students at Livermore High School made an alarming statement to others. students, threatening to harm our LHS campus. today.”
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Investigators took the student into custody on Wednesday evening.
“The individual who made these remarks remains in custody and we are confident that any possible threat has been neutralized,” Bowers wrote. “School and activities will go on as usual without interruption.”
But as a precaution, there was an increased presence of Livermore police officers and district officials at the school.
Police said a student spoke up and reported the threat.
“Yeah, it’s a little scary to think that something could happen,” said a parent from Livermore High School.
“I heard people say there were police officers on campus and it made me feel safer,” said a student from Livermore High School.
“I heard he had a list of names he was going to try to kill,” said another student.
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“What goes through my mind is my grandson was like, ‘You sure you want me to go to school, Grandma, until we see what’s going on. ? ‘ and I said, ‘Well, you’re going to have to go to school no matter what.’ “
On Thursday, Bowers brought his dog Boomer to campus to help comfort the students. She says the school district and police department took immediate action when the threat was first reported.
The superintendent said the arrest was a “see something, say something” case.
“It was pretty amazing, we had students who reported the problem, they told their trusted adults, the trusted adult told administration, we contacted the police, and our manager student resources and everyone came together to get to the root of the problem, ”Tonnelles said.
“When someone sees something, they should do it no matter what,” said one parent.
The threats come at a time when students at the school were still grappling with lingering emotions of a tragic car crash that claimed the life of a classmate and left five others seriously injured.
On August 28, the teenager was in a pickup truck when she crashed, overturned and plunged 200 feet along an embankment on Del Valle Rd. Near Mines Road. in Unincorporated Livermore.
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He was identified as Hunter Diemert, a junior in high school, who was on the school’s wrestling team.