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Antioch PD Arrest 16-Year-Old Deer Valley Student for Bomb Threats

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According to Antioch Police Chief Allan Cantando, the police department has made an arrest today on the multiple bomb threats made to Deer Valley High School and Antioch High School. It was a 16-year-old Deer Valley High School student who is currently being transferred to Juvenile Hall.

The boy is facing felony charges. The arrest was made with inelegance provided  from school district, students who provided  information which collaborated stories on the phone used.

Official Press Release.


FILE:                                                       13-3799

INCIDENT:                                           False Bomb Threats

DATE OF INCIDENT:         4/25/13

TIME OF INCIDENT:         7:43 AM, 9:39 AM and 10:50 AM

LOCATION:                         Deer Valley High School and Black Diamond Middle School


ARRESTED:                          Juvenile


There were three additional bomb threats called in to the Antioch Police Department concerning area schools this morning.  The first was called in at 7:43 AM stating there was a bomb at Black Diamond Middle School.  The second two calls were made at 9:39 AM and 10:50 AM; both of those calls were reports of bombs, again, at Deer Valley High School.  The Antioch Police Department sent officers to all three of these events, responding in mutual cooperation with the Antioch Unified School District to evaluate the credibility of each report.  All of the incidents this morning and over the past four days have been determined to be hoaxes.  At no time were students of any of the effected schools in any danger.

Following-up on a lead after the third bomb threat of the morning, APD Officers and Detectives were able to identify and subsequently arrest a juvenile in connection with these false bomb threats.  The juvenile later admitted to making the bogus calls to investigators.

Investigators are still looking into the false bomb threat made at Antioch High School, yesterday.


On 4/24/13 at approximately 9:41 AM, Antioch High School received a bomb threat.  The school was evacuated and searched, and nothing was located.  Two more bomb threats were called in concerning Deer Valley High School at approximately 10:35 AM and 1:06 PM.   The same measures were taken and nothing was located.  Two similar threats were called in to Deer Valley High School on 4/22/13 and 4/23/13, and both of those were determined to be hoaxes, as well.  The Antioch Police Department is currently investigating each of these false bomb threats.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective Koch with the Antioch Police Department at (925)779-6895.

Any further information or additional press releases will be provided by the Investigations Bureau at (925) 779-6939. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH

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Julio-Antioch Apr 25, 2013 - 2:26 pm

Thank you APD! We knew you would get this one!! Thanks to the kids who cooperated giving information also.

Barbara DuMont Apr 25, 2013 - 3:27 pm

Please don’t let the DA make a plea deal on this, even if its a first time offense. A point has to be made to all the kids that this is not funny, its not a joke, and it is unacceptable, I wonder if you can bill the parents for the time that APD spent searching the campus?

JimSimmons42 Apr 25, 2013 - 4:06 pm

I agree, throw the book at this kid! I would love to see some backstory on the kids reasoning

Toya Knox Apr 27, 2013 - 3:44 pm

I know him he is a good kid and he love ppl anf has a good heart at all time abd a gpa of 4.0 at school good at home .. He just a f– up mistake n his life if yall know him like i do yall will love him … He is not no bad kid at all and we love him so much !!!!!!

corinne Apr 28, 2013 - 9:49 am

Not a bad kid? He made a terrorist threat! That’s not good-kid behavior. He’s a selfish brat that should face the harshest punishment possible!

corinneney Apr 28, 2013 - 9:44 am

Probably had a test s/he didn’t want to take. Kids have zero integrity these days. Little shit most likely needs a good old-fashioned ass-whoopin!

Hope Apr 26, 2013 - 7:23 am

Just want to point out that this is an incredibly foolish CHILD. This kid must get punished, but don’t be so quick to ruin the life of a child who might have just been trying to play a really offensive and hideous prank. First find out if his intent was more stupidity then true malice.

Barbara DuMont Apr 26, 2013 - 8:15 am

Once is a hoax to do it several days in a row multiple times, that’s terrorist threats. While I am with you about not ruining a child’s life, at some point he/she has to take responsibility for his actions. Its reported that he/she is 16 years old. Well, at 16 you do know the difference between right and wrong. A smack on the wrist and told “don’t do that again” is not acceptable.

corinne Apr 28, 2013 - 9:50 am

Exactly! Well said.

ECVsBrother Apr 27, 2013 - 5:46 pm

I say make his parents and himself pay back every penny of the costs. Even the lost revenue from the school for absentees. Put a lien on any income they have as long as they live until it is paid off. Make them do community service too. Whats wrong with the family unit today?

Scanner Watch Oct 25, 2013 - 5:45 pm

Harshest punishment possible? Throw the book at him? Don’t cut him a break? Where is the grace and mercy in the hearts of all of you? Jesus didn’t “throw the book at us, give us the harshest punishment possible, not cut us a break.” All of us fall short of His grace and mercy, yet His mercies are new and tender each and every day. “God gave His only begotten son so that we would not perish, but have everlasting life.” Was it a dumb act, yes. Was it terrorist? It can be construed as such. If it was any of your children, would you want what you have all wished against this kid? Maybe he wanted a day out of school. Maybe, he has issues at home, maybe he is being bullied. Please think before you determine the future of another human being’s life, regardless of what they’ve done. There was a thief who hung on a cross next to Jesus, who asked for His forgiveness, and was saved.

Corinne Duncan-Hasenpusch Tate Nov 27, 2013 - 10:04 pm

“Crazy? More like spoiled rotten little gimme monsters with no respect, integrity, or good manners! Most of them need a good old-fashioned ass-whooping with a fat belt!!”

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