He was arrested on Monday Berkeley High School Inside California Police say a 16-year-old boy tried to recruit others to plan a mass shooting and bombing.
According to Berkeley Police Department, The teenager was arrested after he turned himself in to police on Memorial Day while the school was closed.
The teen was arrested on suspicion of possessing destructive device material and threatened to commit a crime that would result in death or serious bodily harm.
On Saturday, police claimed they had received a tip that the boy was hiring others for a shooting involving explosives. Upon receiving the news, the police issued a search warrant at his house.
Police said they found parts of explosives and assault rifles, several knives and electronic equipment that could be used to make more weapons during the search.
Shortly afterwards, an arrest warrant was issued for the teenager.
“School safety remains a high priority for the department,” police said
According to police, it was not immediately clear who the teenager was trying to recruit. The crime is still being investigated.
Berkeley Unified Superintendent during the investigation Brent Stephens The school has informed the community that the district is in close contact with the police
Following the seizure of the teen’s weapons, the district enlisted the help of police to assess any potential ongoing threat to its schools.
“As an additional precaution during this period, we have alerted our administrative and security personnel to this investigation and, as is our standard practice, have maintained close contact with our BPD School Resource Officer on the Berkeley High School campus,” Stephens wrote. “Throughout the investigation, we were assured that this person did not pose an immediate threat to the Berkeley High School community.”
The teenager is expected to face disciplinary action from the district.