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Antioch Unified School District Working with Police to Find Serial Bomb Threat Suspect

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Antioch Unified School District’s superintendent called a recent series of bomb threats at two district high schools “beyond frustrating” and said the district is working with police to apprehend a suspect. “Our hunch is that it’s a student,” Superintendent Donald Gill said of the fake bomb threats targeted at Antioch high schools over the past three days. Police said today’s first threat was called in to Antioch High School, located at 700 W. 18th St., around 9:40 a.m.

Officers searched the campus and did not find any evidence of a bomb, police said. The threats to Deer Valley High School, located at 4700 Lone Tree Way, came in at about 10:35 a.m. and 1:05 p.m. today. The school has been the target of four bomb threats over the past three days, according to police. Each of the threats has prompted the school to evacuate its roughly 2,200 students, according to police. Police said all of the threats have been deemed hoaxes and are under investigation. Gill said today that if the suspect is a student, he will recommend that the student be expelled from school in addition to facing a felony charge of making false threats and fines, he said.

“I would be most disturbed if it’s a student that’s threatening the well-being of our students,” Gill said. The superintendent said he met today with Antioch police Chief Allan Cantando, Capt. Leonard Orman and Capt. Steve McConnell to discuss the investigation. Gill said the high school students would be provided with police tip sheets to help them report to police any evidence that a fellow student is making the bomb threats. “We believe of all the students on the campus, there has to be a student or a group of students who have information about what’s going on,” he said. “We want to put the resources in the hands of students to make that call.”

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