12-year-old suspected of threatening texts

Police in San Jose have arrested a 12-year-old in connection with sending threatening text messages directed toward a middle school and several students.

The 12-year-old was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats, according to the San Jose Police Department.

On Thursday at 5 p.m., police received a call from Sylvandale Middle School students about threatening text messages they received.

Police said the text messages made direct threats to kill the victims and “shoot up” the middle school.

Investigators determined a 12-year-old Sylvandale Middle School student was responsible for the text messages.


The student was arrested and book into Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall.