Watch CBS News

Police Cite 12-Year-Old Student For Sending Threatening Email To Pinole Middle School

PINOLE (CBS SF/BCN) -- Pinole Police cited a 12-year-old student for allegedly threatening a shooting at Pinole Middle School earlier this week, officers reported Friday.

In a press release published on Facebook Friday, Pinole police said they were contacted at about 8:20 p.m. Monday about an email sent to school staff about a shooting at the campus on Mann Drive the next day.

Investigators identified the suspect as the 12-year-old, who confessed to sending the email, police said.

The student, who is not being identified, was cited for threatening violence on school grounds and was released to the custody of a parent.

The case was the second involving a firearm at Pinole Middle School this week. At 8:58 a.m. Monday, school officials called Pinole police about a student possibly in possession of a gun on campus, and officers found a pellet gun in a backpack, according to police.

No other details about the response, which prompted a campus lockdown, were immediately available.

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.