Fresno Police arrest teen for making threats on a school bus

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- On Thursday afternoon, a school bus driver overheard a student making verbal threats to 'shoot up the school.' The bus driver stopped on First near Tulare and asked students who made the threat. A 13-year-old Computech Middle School student admitted to making the statement and the driver called the police.

The teen told police he thought it would be funny and make him look cool to his friends. Officers searched the teen's backpack and his home and no weapons were found.

He was then arrested for making criminal threats and booked into the Juvenile Justice Center.

Fresno Unified issued a statement Friday, from Superintendent Bob Nelson.

It reads quote: "Unequivocally, this behavior will not be tolerated. Making threats of this nature is a serious matter and it will change the trajectory of your life. It's not a joke and you will be held accountable, including facing potential suspension, expulsion and arrest."
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