Amador Valley High resumes classes after bomb threat

Threat emailed to school counselor; school deemed safe

A bomb threat was reported at Amador Valley High Tuesday morning but authorities found no evidence of explosives after searching the campus, according to school officials. This incident is the second bomb threat the school has had this semester.

Students were evacuated to the school's football field around 8 a.m. this morning, and students and faculty were able to resume classes about 15 minutes later after police cleared the campus, Pleasanton police stated.

Evening athletic events and after-school clubs will still meet, and no other schools were affected, according to interim superintendent Jim Hansen.

The bomb threat was emailed to a counselor at Amador Valley, and police are working on contacting that person, according to Hansen.

The school district released information about the bomb threat at 10:24 a.m., and Pleasanton police did not send out a public notice of the threat when it occurred because they were waiting for the school district to decide if it wanted to make a public announcement, Pleasanton police spokesman Lt. Jeff Bretzing said.

Another bomb threat was emailed to the school's principal on Sept. 18, prompting a school-wide evacuation and costing the district at least $170,000 in state attendance dollars. That funding is still in the process of being recouped, and Pleasanton police are still searching for the person who sent that bomb threat.

In the Sept.18 bomb hoax, students were evacuated to a nearby preschool and sent home. No evidence of explosives was found after a police search in that case, either.

There is no indication that today's threat and the September threat are linked, police stated.

Anyone with information about this threat is encouraged to call Pleasanton Unified School District's Anonymous Tip Line at 417-5199 or the Pleasanton Police Department at 931-5100.

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11 people like this
Posted by jake_ryan
a resident of Downtown
on Nov 3, 2015 at 11:14 am

It is disappointing to see this becoming a norm. There should be zero tolerance and whoever is behind this nonsense and their parents should be made answerable.
Disappointing to read that it costed 170k to the school district and the culprit was not even identified even after after 30+ days. If that was found and held accountable, that could have been a deterrent to the future hoaxes like this... again, sad to see this happening again and again!

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Posted by adam
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Nov 3, 2015 at 3:19 pm

I am sure there is zero tolerance but it is too easy to make threats anonymously these days

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Posted by mooseturd
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Nov 4, 2015 at 9:03 am

mooseturd is a registered user.

Some student knows who did this. Both times. A $50k scholarship to the University of his/her choice might solve this mess.

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Posted by Adam
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Nov 4, 2015 at 5:35 pm

50k scholarship to be paid by who?

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Posted by pleasanton was nice forty years ago
a resident of Castlewood
on Nov 11, 2015 at 8:01 am

another explosive pw story turns into a dud

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