An arrest was made Friday in the Monta Vista High School bomb threat, officials announced Saturday evening.
A 16-year-old male suspect was arrested at about 5 p.m. on Friday in connection with the bomb threats against a teacher at Monta Vista High School, according to Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Lt. Rick Sung.
“Sheriff’s deputies worked relentlessly for almost two days until the arrest of the juvenile who is responsible for the crimes,” Sung said in a written statement. Graffiti was discovered Thursday on at least three area schools with threats against a teacher at Monta Vista High School.
The threat closed Monta Vista and neighboring Lincoln Elementary School on Thursday so the bomb squad could scour the high school’s campus. No evidence of suspicious materials was uncovered in the search.
The initial report of graffiti came from Lynbrook High School, almost four miles from Monta Vista. Additional evidence of graffiti at Kennedy Middle School and Cupertino High School were reported later.
At this writing there is no explanation for the placement of the graffiti. The teacher who was threatened in the vandalism was not harmed and was under police surveillance on Thursday with continued close watch by police.
Cupertino Patch will provide more information on the arrest as it becomes available.