FREMONT – The Fremont Police Department takes threats of school and mass violence seriously, and it proved that today.
This morning at 10:45AM, the Fremont Police Department responded to an alleged threat made towards the Fremont High School located at 1750 N. Lincoln Avenue. The threat itself was not made at the high school, but at the Pathfinder Program located at 130 East 9th Street.
The threat was an implication of future violence overheard by staff members. Staff and police responded immediately to ensure no threatened action was carried out.
A student, 18, of Fremont was arrested and charged with Terroristic Threats, a C3A Felony. This charge is punishable by 3 years imprisonment and/or a $10,000.00 fine.
The Fremont Police department wishes to remind students that school safety is serious. “Any threats or implications of school violence will not be tolerated,” according to police chief Jeff Elliott, “Persons making such threats will be arrested and charged to the full extent of the law.”
The student was not in possession of any weapons at the time the threat was made.