May 29, 2024
The threats were received Wednesday morning.

A generic threat tied to the demanded release of Russian prisoners put a scare into several Bay Area school districts Wednesday.

Schools throughout Contra Costa County and Alameda County received the threats, according to authorities and school districts in the areas.

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Authorities deemed the threats non-credible.

Fremont police confirmed that the Fremont Unified School District had been one of the districts that received a threat. In Contra Costa County, the threats were received by schools in the Antioch Unified School District, according to Superintendent Stephane Aiello; authorities also said that schools in the Liberty Union High School District, Brentwood Union School District and Pittsburg Unified School District had received the threats.

Other districts that received the threats included the Mount Diablo Unified School District, West Contra Costa County Unified School District, the San Ramon Valley School District, the Berkeley Unified School District, the Pleasanton Unified School District and the Livermore School District..

Bay City News, citing a note sent to families by Liberty Union High School District Superintendent Erik Faulkner, said the threats to the school claimed a bomb would detonate on campus at 1 p.m. unless all “Russian prisoners and captives and persons from all U.S. jails, prisons and institutions” were released.

Police presence was heavier at the schools within the districts affected.

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