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Police investigating possible threats from student at high school

 

Mountain View police said Tuesday morning they are investigating potential threats made by a student at Mountain View High School.

Police wrote on Twitter around 9:30 a.m. that they do not believe there is any danger in attending school today at the campus at 3535 Truman Ave.

Mountain View police will have additional officers on campus to ensure everyone's safety, according to police officials. Police are working in conjunction with school and district administrators to communicate with students and parents.

High school district officials at 1:45 p.m. said via Facebook that the student's message made "vague reference" to a threat over social media, and that the post was shared online and quickly spread. The district, working with police, was able to trace the message and find the identity of the student.

This story will be updated as further details become available.

— Bay City News Service

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31 people like this
Posted by Jim
a resident of Jackson Park
on Mar 13, 2018 at 11:32 am

I wasted one of my 15 free articles this month on this content-free 94 word piece?


16 people like this
Posted by Cfrink
a resident of Willowgate
on Mar 13, 2018 at 2:35 pm

Cfrink is a registered user.

I could see how if you don't have a kid in this school or in any school in MV how you could view this article as a "waste". smh


11 people like this
Posted by Free articles forever
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Mar 13, 2018 at 3:08 pm

If you hit your 15 article limit just clear your cookies, use a different browser, incognito mode, etc :)


11 people like this
Posted by MVHS Parent
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Mar 13, 2018 at 4:12 pm

The MV police announced on Nextdoor that they investigated this and found that no threat was ever made. The rumors were just that, rumors.


3 people like this
Posted by resident
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 13, 2018 at 4:20 pm

@MVHS Parent - are you saying there was no message to begin with? Or that there was a message and the school overreacted?


5 people like this
Posted by OMG, did you hear?
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Mar 13, 2018 at 5:15 pm

"I heard Troy said some crazy stuff last night about blowin' the school up"
"Really? Did he really post that?"
"That's what I heard."
"Damn, that's wild. Hey tnat's not right. We should probably tell someone"

Aaaaand Scene.

In all honesty, in light of recent events, it was the right response.


8 people like this
Posted by Mbetsy6
a resident of another community
on Mar 13, 2018 at 10:44 pm

Mbetsy6 is a registered user.

Or make a small monthly donation to support local journalism and read as many articles as you want.


11 people like this
Posted by reader
a resident of Waverly Park
on Mar 14, 2018 at 11:54 am

It's not a bad thing for the Voice to reassure the community by saying:

"There was talk at MVHS on Tuesday that a student had posted a vague reference to threats affecting MVHS. Police and the administration thoroughly investigated the situation and determined that these rumors were exactly that, just false rumors."

Better yet, the Voice could reprint the announcement that was no doubt sent by email to MVHS parents.


3 people like this
Posted by musical
a resident of another community
on Mar 14, 2018 at 1:09 pm

Classic case of spreading false alarms so we dismiss the real ones.


4 people like this
Posted by LiberalGuns
a resident of Rex Manor
on Mar 15, 2018 at 9:14 am

LiberalGuns is a registered user.

Hey, at least someone got their "15 minutes of fame" and that's what it's really all about!

I mean all the actual school shooters have stated that fame was their primary motivation (among those who have left any information behind).

We have raised a "Facebook" generation where every teenager "feels" they are entitled to fame and will do anything to get fame.

I saw a totally unrelated TV interview with some actors talking about the performing arts and one well-known actor stated that the "most addictive drug" ever invented is fame and fame has become the most desired drug more important than anything else and people will literally do anything to get fame.

People these days will kill or to get fame and the news media is all too happy to make killers famous if they kill people with a gun, the more people you kill, the more fame the media gives you, if you use an AR-15 the media will repeat your name and every detail of your entire life over and over and over for decades to come.

In the past, cowardly nobody's who wanted fame had to kill a celebrity, like JFK, Lincoln, MLK, John Lennon, etc. But when celebrities started protecting themselves with guns and/or bodyguards armed with guns, then these fame-seekers had to switch to attack other soft-targets to get their fame-fix. And the media has made sure that every one of these cowards not only get famous, they get talked about for decades and get their pictures all over every TV screen in the world!

Not that anyone cares about facts.


5 people like this
Posted by @LiberalGuns
a resident of Bailey Park
on Mar 15, 2018 at 10:22 am

Certainly, that must mean the intentional homicide rate per capita in the UK is the same as that in the United States, since taking away all those guns didn't affect the criminals. Wait, what's that? It's lower? Huh...

Not that you actually care about facts.


3 people like this
Posted by @LiberalGuns
a resident of Bailey Park
on Mar 15, 2018 at 10:23 am

My mistake, you're soamming the same line you think is really clever in every article. Move that comment to the other one where you're posting your pro-gun screeds.


4 people like this
Posted by LiberalGuns
a resident of Rex Manor
on Mar 15, 2018 at 11:12 am

LiberalGuns is a registered user.

@@LiberalGuns

Classic illogical assumptions of the gun-haters

"Certainly, that must mean the intentional homicide rate per capita in the UK is the same as that in the United States,"

I never said anything of the kind and your assertion is utter non-sense.

What matters is CHANGE OVER TIME within each jurisdiction.

For example, the height of gunshot homicides in USA history was in 1990 and the USA had maybe 140 million guns only about a third were semi-auto. Today the gunshot homicide rate is LOWER than it has been since the 1950s and we now have about 350 Million guns, the majority are semi-autos.

In other words, more guns AND less gunshot homicides and less total gunshot deaths of all sorts. In fact, today for ALL types of violent crimes the USA is SAFER than it has since the 1950s.

In the UK the rate of violent crimes and homicides went UP in the decades since the UK near total gun confiscations.

"...since taking away all those guns didn't affect the criminals."

No, the criminals were "effected" by outlawing guns the criminals got RICHER by smuggling more guns into the UK! The criminals in the UK who want guns can still get them.

So, for the UK, a near total confiscation of all guns in the UK has resulted in HIGHER violent crime rates and HIGHER total homicide rates.

The culture of the UK is vastly different from the many cultures of the USA. The USA has long ago basically abandoned the old culture of the "great melting pot" and instead has chosen to focus on the differences between people. We have become a nation where everyone cares more about the nation where their ancestors came from and making up excuses to hate the USA and any of the "other" groups of people in the USA.

Comparisons between different jurisdictions on anything as complex as violent crime is meaningless because there are way too many variables.
If you care about scientific facts, you study jurisdictions as individuals and see how changes occur over decades of time.

Not that anyone cares about facts. Or actual science for that matter.


Posted by Name hidden
a resident of Bailey Park

on Mar 15, 2018 at 11:48 am

Due to repeated violations of our Terms of Use, comments from this poster are automatically removed. Why?


11 people like this
Posted by Not @LiberalGuns
a resident of Bailey Park
on Mar 15, 2018 at 11:49 am

Let a gun-obsessive rant for a few minutes and they can't help themselves with the dogwhistles. Tell me more about our "nation where everyone cares more about the nation where their ancestors came from and making up excuses to hate the USA and any of the "other" groups of people in the USA."


3 people like this
Posted by @GunNut
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Mar 15, 2018 at 12:46 pm

Why is it that when the NRA shills come on, it's always the same unhinged rant that comes out?

Haven't they received new talking points from their masters in Moscow?


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