Police officials tweeted in the morning on Tuesday, March 13, that they were investigating a potential threat posted on social media by a student at Mountain View High, noting that there was no clear, present danger at the school at the time.
The school district also sent a message to parents notifying them of the incident, according to the statement, which was posted on Tuesday afternoon.
After an "extensive" investigation, police found that the student in question did not threaten others online, but that other students had "begun spreading rumors that ultimately led to what was perceived to be a public safety issue," according to the statement.
Police say that parents and students should alert law enforcement or a trusted adult immediately, but should avoid "sharing speculations with others" in order to prevent false alarms.
Three arrested in package thefts
Mountain View police arrested two men and one woman last week after they were reportedly caught driving from house to house stealing packages. Police said the suspects were later found in possession of stolen mail and other personal belongings from residents in the region.
Police say that an officer spotted the suspects committing the heists on the 900 block of Marilyn Drive, near Castro Street, around 11:40 a.m. on Thursday, March 8.
The officer saw one of the suspects, a 25-year-old man, exit the idling vehicle — a maroon Honda Civic — run up to the front porch of a home and grab a box from the porch before running back to the car, according to a statement released by the Mountain View Police Department.
Police stopped the vehicle a short distance away, and found three stolen packages from homes on Marilyn Drive along with stolen mail and a driver's license that had recently been reported stolen from a nearby city, police said.
Methamphetamine and a meth pipe were also allegedly found in the vehicle.
All three suspects were charged with conspiracy to commit a crime, theft and possession of stolen property. The driver and one of the passengers were also charged with narcotics possession.
The man seen grabbing a box from one of the homes was also arrested for outstanding warrants for his arrest, and was charged with violating his probation.
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