Four Kids In Custody After Threats Made Against Pittsburg High School

September 19, 2018 12:40 pm · 22 comments

Four minors are in custody at juvenile hall after allegedly making threats against Pittsburg High School on social media, according to police.

Officers worked with staff from the Pittsburg Unified School District to identify the students involved.

The minors are three current students at Pittsburg High School and one former student at Black Diamond High School, which is also in Pittsburg.

Police contacted them to assess the credibility of the threats, and determined that none of the four were in possession of any types of weapons that could be used to carry out an attack.

The Pittsburg Police Department thanked the community and district staff for their role in helping to keep local schools safe. They also asked parents to engage their children in conversations about the appropriate use of social media.

Prizefight September 19, 2018 at 1:13 PM

Wow its sad how dumb the kids are getting. I swear we are so screwed with the youth today. They are dumber, have no imagination, spoiled needing a ride everywhere instead of jumping on a bike or something, using drugs at a high level at a young age, I mean the list goes on and on with the stupidity of these kids its sad. But we can only blame ourselves. Good luck people its only going to get worse.

Lolwut September 19, 2018 at 1:39 PM

Ironic. Maybe you do some reflection and consider one is still growing meanwhile you’re being a man child.

Reality says... September 19, 2018 at 2:06 PM

“…consider one is still growing…” (/i>

…and therein lies the problem today. ALWAYS someone ready to make an excuse for these kids and their poor behavior.

Their still growing…at high school level you don’t think they should know this is wrong? Please for the love of Jesus, tell us you don’t have any kids.

Lolwut September 19, 2018 at 3:15 PM

Development isn’t finished until 25. I’m not giving an excuse for their behavior, but please stop judging others on your own lack of education.

Also juding someone’s parenting skills from a simple post. I sure hope you raised your kids to be slightly more educated than you.

S September 19, 2018 at 3:18 PM

@Prizefight: Nothing new in your post. These same things were discussed in the days of Socrates and Plato.

Yes, things are going to Hell in a Hand-basket, yet we continue to survive. I horror to think what my grandchildren and great grandchildren will witness in their lifetimes.

Reality says... September 19, 2018 at 1:17 PM

“They also asked parents to engage their children in conversations about the appropriate use of social media.”

If you have to tell your kids that making death threats on the internet, social media, on the phone, or via text messages is wrong…your kids are idiots.

I hope they give these “kids” 1000 hours community service and not just a slap on the wrist.

Pat September 19, 2018 at 1:21 PM

… AND… Parents.. discipline your kids. “Some” are out of control because things at home just aren’t right. Make time for them. Keep them busy. It’s YOUR job.

Mrs. Brown September 19, 2018 at 3:39 PM


Rizalyn September 19, 2018 at 1:28 PM

Great job, Pittsburg PD and school district staff!

PH Dad September 19, 2018 at 1:30 PM

Sounds like Sequoia Middle School will be getting four more transfers

patticakes September 19, 2018 at 1:47 PM

5. Don’t forget the Diablo View student arrested yesterday

JazzMan September 19, 2018 at 1:51 PM

Why would HS students be sent to a MS? Expel them with no re-enrollment options in PSD or MDUSD.

PH Mom September 19, 2018 at 2:00 PM

Noooooooo Thank you

Kinsey Leakey September 19, 2018 at 2:18 PM

Parents? These are high school students and obviously stupid as can be. It’s got nothing to do with parents at that age, they know what they are doing and if they wanna play the stupid part I didn’t know it was wrong then they outa be dragged behind a pickup truck for a while.
Show no mercy to idiots love ke that.

Lovelace September 19, 2018 at 3:35 PM

Oh yes this crime deserves capital punishment for sure.

Tsa September 19, 2018 at 3:07 PM

See what happens when you dumb down everything, you generate more idiots who join the 20%ers (the stupids of this country except that California has a higher %).

Mrs. Brown September 19, 2018 at 3:58 PM

To be a parent is to be apparent in every part of your kids life while they are under your care and custody. They are YOUR responsibility emotionally, socially, financially, educationally, developmentally. It is up to YOU to create this normal, well adjusted human being to the best of your ability but parents don’t parent anymore… Iwhatevers, YouTube,Video Games, daycares, etc raise most of our children. We need to be more apparent in our kids lives be more of a presence in our kids lives…a real presence…rant over…

Pat September 19, 2018 at 8:23 PM


Tim September 19, 2018 at 4:36 PM

Young and dumb. Requires severe punishment and make other students aware of the consequences to discourage this behavior. All threats need to be taken seriously.

The Fearless Spectator September 19, 2018 at 10:31 PM

A child who is treated like a person learns to respect themselves and others. A child who is treated like property learns temporary obedience while biding their time. It will take a while for them to understand this was a major boo boo with consequences.

Old Timer September 20, 2018 at 11:03 AM

Please Note: Users who use multiple names will be deleted. Please choose a name so others can easily chat with you

THE BLACK KNIGHT September 20, 2018 at 9:17 PM

Keep minors off of “social media!!!” Why do we allow minors to enter into a contract with a social media company by age 13?

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