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Novato Middle School Student Arrested for Making Threat: Police

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    A 12 year old boy was arrested Tuesday for making a threat against students and staff at a Novato middle school, according to police. Christie Smith reports.

    (Published Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017)

    A 12-year-old boy was arrested Tuesday for making a threat against students and staff at a Novato middle school, according to police.

    The threat, which was reported at Sinaloa Middle School in the North Bay city, has resulted in the boy's suspension, police said.

    Investigators went to the student's home after learning that he was behind the threat. A search of the student's home revealed "several" replica firearms.

    Police said they "thoroughly investigated" the threat and believe "there is no further danger to the students or staff."

    Officers will conduct additional patrols around the school on Wednesday to make sure the community feels safe, police said.

    Sinaloa Middle School Principal Jim Larsen said in addition to a locker search, neveral notification were sent to families.

    A motive is unclear, but parents said they are glad swift action was taken. An investigation is ongoing.