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El Cerrito Police Department
Thursday May 16th, 2019 :: 02:52 p.m. PDT


Update to bomb threat investigation from May 1st.

The El Cerrito Police Department Investigations division has identified a juvenile suspect responsible for the May 1st bomb threat posted to a social media site. The suspect is not an El Cerrito High School student. The suspect has taken responsibility and investigators are working closely with the family. We have also been in constant communication with the high school administration throughout the course of this investigation. The suspect does not pose a threat to the students, staff, or community. Due to the age of the juvenile suspect, we will not be releasing any further information.

El Cerrito Police Department
10900 San Pablo Ave
El Cerrito, CA 94530

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 510-237-3233

Lieutenant Lauren Caputo
Special Operations Division

540 Ashbury Ave
El Cerrito, CA 94530

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