(KRON) — A person who allegedly threatened to explode a San Jose highschool was recognized and arrested by police this week. Efren Loredo, 49, of San Jose, made threats towards a number of targets, together with Yerba Buena Excessive College, between September 1-11, based on police.
Loredo claimed that he deliberate to “blow up the campuses” on September 1, San Jose Police Division spokesperson Stacie Shih wrote. Whereas college students sheltered inside locked school rooms, officers searched Yerba Buena Excessive College’s campus. Police didn’t discover any harmful gadgets.
Law enforcement officials additionally responded to a number of requires suspicious circumstances at varied places all through the town involving bomb threats and swatting calls. “A swatting name is when a hoax name is made concerning a critical crime to attract a big response from legislation enforcement,” Shih defined.
On September 11, SJPD officers went to a house the place Loredo’s ex-girlfriend lives in San Jose. The tackle was linked to a web-based message that said an individual within the residence was going to kill his household, Shih mentioned.
“Officers responded to the home and positioned all of the occupants alive and effectively, and didn’t understand any menace to security. There was additionally a previous swatting name involving the identical tackle on September 4, (when) SJPD responded to a name of a resident claiming he was going to shoot himself,” Shih wrote.
Loredo had a protracted historical past of creating threats towards his ex-girlfriend and her present husband, police mentioned. Loredo additionally made threats and swatting calls in Redwood Metropolis, in addition to Kansas Metropolis, Missouri, based on police.
SJPD officers arrested Loredo on Monday. Investigators seized digital gadgets as proof from his San Jose residence. He was booked right into a Santa Clara County jail on suspicion of creating prison threats, stalking, and violating of a protecting order.