Sequoia Schools Searched After Caller Says "You're Next"

Sequoia Middle and Elementary schools weren't evacuated, but police searched the grounds, finding nothing suspicious

OUTSIDE SAN FRANCISCO -- Police searched two schools this morning after a man called one of the campuses and said, "You're next."

Sgt. Tim Frank said the call came to Sequoia Middle School about 10 a.m. and was taken by a student, who then informed school administrators.

Pleasant Hill Police searched the grounds of the Boyd Road campus and nearby Sequoia Elementary School for about 40 minutes and found nothing suspicious.

The schools were not evacuated. Frank said classroom doors were locked, but teachers continued their normal classroom activities.

Frank said the search was a standard precautionary measure, especially in light of the mass shooting last Friday at a Connecticut elementary school.

Investigators are now trying to determine who placed this morning's phone call.

Dan Perkins December 17, 2012 at 11:32 PM
Cindy Rubin December 18, 2012 at 12:31 AM
No caller ID?
Stephen Fredricks December 18, 2012 at 12:38 AM
THE S.O.B WILL. BE FOUND... YOU BET THE F.B.I IS INVOLVED IN LOCATING THIS MONSTER. It's probably some warped prank to get national attention. Put up a $5000 REWARD for any information leading to the arrest of those responsible.
DM94556 December 18, 2012 at 12:40 AM
With a threat like that wouldn't FBI get involved?
Stephen Fredricks December 18, 2012 at 12:41 AM
Cindy Anybody who makes threatening calls will restrict their number from being identified or they'll call from a Pay Phone.
Cheryll December 18, 2012 at 01:06 AM
What a comontary on our times. something as horrific as just days ago happened and already we have those amoung us who would ride on the heels of that devastation to terrorize others. This person should be hung by the thumbs and the public can do the punishing... figuratively speaking.
MIKE ALFORD December 18, 2012 at 03:22 AM
When Are We As A CountryStart doing something to protect the innocent,the young & old ------- Im sick & tired of all this crap going on in America ---- We Need to quit being So dam politicy correct and learn to SPOT These WACK JOBS and get them off the streets !!! Im Tired Of Hearing Oh They Had Some Problems ! RIGHT so let these Nut Cases Stay on the Streets ?? No We Have to be able To Stop This Now ! NO MORE A.C.L.U. Excuses
Ralph Hoffmann December 18, 2012 at 07:06 AM
Crestwood Behavioral Health residential facility is within walking distance of the Sequoia Schools. Quiet obviously, because of the stigma of mental illness, a resident of Crestwood is under suspicion for having made this call.
Ralph Hoffmann December 18, 2012 at 04:21 PM
People who are obsessed with the Connecticut Shootings and may feel compelled to change gun laws now instead of getting children to remember Christmas is coming may be suffering from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Craig Grayson December 18, 2012 at 05:05 PM
Cool story Ralph. What else have you learned from your tenure at Crestwood, besides your wonderful investigative reporting skills and well-thought out opinions on gun laws? Please, enlighten us more.
Danielle December 18, 2012 at 05:24 PM
Kept my kids home today becuase of this.
R.A. December 18, 2012 at 05:27 PM
How about interrogating the student who " took the call"? Perhaps he wanted to get out of school a week early before winter break? Middle school age kids would try to do anything to get out of school these days. It should be taken seriously because what happened in Conn. is horrific event that we would never want to go through here.
mystery meat December 18, 2012 at 05:45 PM
They probably have a phone tree where you have to press 1 to report your child absent, etc... caller ID doesn't work with those, only direct lines.
Kay Zambon December 18, 2012 at 07:21 PM
our middle school was evactuated this morning after a bomb threat was called in.
David Mills (Editor) December 18, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Kay... what school was this? Was this today?
mike murphy December 18, 2012 at 07:49 PM
see, now we once again have the chance of copycat threats and real tragedies. they should catch this person and 4 point stretch him to teach these lowlifes that we are serious in our efforts to protect our young. i live in the town next to Newtown and takes these things personally
A.N. December 18, 2012 at 07:52 PM
An elementary school in San Antonio was on lockdown, along with the other schools in that district after a threat was called in yesterday morning.
David Mills (Editor) December 18, 2012 at 07:58 PM
A.N... thanks for explanation. Glad no one was hurt there in San Antonio
mike murphy December 18, 2012 at 08:02 PM
these people are smart, but don't have the common sense to think of those things. if he used a cell phone , no matter what he tried hey could pinpoint the place the call was made. never underestimate the ways the FBI can get information. the lowlife is probably bragging to his friends about what they did, and one or more of this person's friends are not going to think it's as funny as the scum who did it does
mike murphy December 18, 2012 at 08:05 PM
i live in brookfield, ct next to newtown and we are not suffering from OCD. Christmas will be celebrated in south western Connecticut! it's just that some presents will not be opened
Sara I December 18, 2012 at 08:54 PM
do you honestly believe a middle school student would do that? how would he just come up with that? I believe him... they're crazy people in the world now, its messed up.
Rose Stewart December 19, 2012 at 04:25 AM
Found out recently there is another way to make calls and not have your own number show up but someone else's number if you own a smart phone. I have been getting calls from strangers from other states telling me I just called them when I did not. No outgoing call to their number on my cell phone at all. Just their call to me. This is what my telephone company is telling me.
Gary Wroblewski December 19, 2012 at 04:38 AM
Place three or four armed veterans in every school. There are thousands of well trained unemployed veterans, Marines and Army who would love the job of protecting our precious children!
Chris J Kapsalis December 19, 2012 at 05:39 AM
My point was Timothy McVeigh, a decorated Army veteran of the Persian Gulf War, was responsible for the worse act of murder in US history and a lot of children died in Oklahoma City that day. So this is kind of a bizarre idea. Every group has its share of bad apples, vets, teachers, parents, you name it. Schools need to be gun free unless it is a police officer imo.
Linda Meza December 19, 2012 at 02:31 PM
Mike Murphy from Brookfield, CT, I live on the other side of the country and feel like I've been in a fog since hearing the first reports. To say God Bless feels like I'm inviting the most logical human question, but it's the only thing I know to say. May God Bless your communities in this time of incomprehensible sorrow.
Dive Turn Work December 19, 2012 at 03:54 PM
Not since NPR's disastrous handling of the Juan Williams firing have I seen something as inane as your comment. Congratulations.


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