Threats at Fremont, Tracy and Pleasanton schools prompt concern, extra patrols

I was up in Oakland yesterday covering the trial of Abraham Hade, the 19-year-old Fremont man accused of stabbing and killing Osana Futi, a Newark Memorial High football star. But our breaking news team did this story about threats at schools throughout the East Bay.

By colleagues Kristin Bender and Daniel Jimenez:

A series of unrelated bomb and graffiti threats at several school campuses in the past week have police in three East Bay cities on alert.

On Wednesday about 2 p.m., the Fremont school district put Thornton Jr. High School on lockdown for roughly 30 minutes after district officials received a phone call about a bomb threat there, police said.

Police checked the school and lifted the lockdown at 2:35 p.m., but authorities were continuing to investigate.

Meanwhile, police in Pleasanton added extra patrols at Foothill High School this week after a graffiti threat was found in a girls bathroom.

Foothill High Principal John Dwyer sent a note to parents and staff about “a possible threat toward the school,” after the graffiti was discovered.

Pleasanton police could not immediately be reached for comment Wednesday.

In Tracy, extra police and security were added at Kimball High School, possibly until the end of the week, after two students last week found threatening graffiti in a girls bathroom.

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Chris DeBenedetti

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