PREVIOUSLY: Zane Middle School on Lockdown, Says EPD

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Eureka Police Department release:

On Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at approximately 8:55 am, the Eureka Police Department received notification from Zane Middle School that they had received a Bomb Threat and were going into lockdown. Officers and Detectives responded to the school to secure the campus and conduct the investigation. School officials and Law Enforcement quickly identified three (3) juveniles believed to have been involved in the threat and sequestered them in the office.

The investigation revealed two (2) of the juveniles, males ages 12 and 13, phoned in the threat to the school. School officials and Law Enforcement determined that there were no actual threats to the campus or students and the lockdown was released at approximately 9:28 am. The two juveniles were arrested for Terrorist Threats and Conspiracy and booked at Juvenile Hall.

This type of behavior will not be tolerated and is detrimental to the school environment and to our students’ wellbeing. The Eureka Police Department takes the safety of our schools, students and staff seriously and will address these matters quickly and with all our available resources.

The Eureka Police Department would like to thank the staff and students at Zane for their great work and patience during this lockdown. We would also like to thank the community and parents for their cooperation and allowing us to quickly resolve this issue without disruptions at the campus.

This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with any additional information is asked to contact EPD School Resource Officer Don Arminio at 707-497-8756.