YUBA CITY, Calif. - A Yuba City high school student has been suspended from school after making, what school officials describe as, terrorist threats towards other students.
On Thursday morning, a male student who is a senior at Yuba City High School met with his guidance counselor. School officials said this student had been having issues that had concerned them. They won't say specifically what those issues were, but they had been working with him for a while. Over the course of the meeting Thursday, the guidance counselor asked the student to make a list of students with whom he felt he had a problem.
"What we understand is that he made what is classified as a terrorist threat," Yuba City Unified School District Superintendent Nancy Aaberg said. "He just basically made a threat against a group of kids."
Investigators and school officials have not released details of the threat, but the incident remains under investigation by the Yuba City Police Department. A police spokesperson stressed investigators did not have an active credible threat, and they insist this was not a so-called "kill list."
Yuba City Unified School District Director of Student Welfare and Attendanc, Bruce Morton said this was not a response to bullying. Morton describes the behavior that annoyed the student as benign and not even directed at the student personally
Police and school officials worked together to notify the parents of the 25 to 30 students whose names appeared on the list.