February 24, 2024
Yerba Buena High School was on lock down as of 12:50 p.m. due to threats made against the school, San Jose police said.

SAN JOSE — A temporary lock down was placed on Yerba Buena High School in San Jose on Friday afternoon after threats were made against the campus, authorities said.

In a series of posts made to social media at 12:50 p.m., San Jose police said the school was in lockdown while officers investigated. Authorities were alerted to a “suspicious circumstance call of a person making threats towards the school” at 11:10 a.m. The lockdown was ended and the school was “cleared” at 1:03 p.m.

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The specificity of the threats made were not immediately clear. Additional details, such as potential injuries, were not made available.

Yerba Buena is a part of the East Side Union High School District, which has faced criticisms from staff about its safety policies after recent violent incidents at East San Jose’s James Lick High School.

This is a developing report. Check back for updates.