Update: Davis schools reopen, two teens detained after emailed threats to campuses

Two Davis schools were closed part of Thursday morning following an email “threatening to cause harm” received Wednesday morning, but are reopening after two local teenagers were detained in connection to the threat, authorities said.

The threats were emailed Wednesday evening and targeted Davis Senior High School and Holmes Junior High School, Davis Joint Unified School District said in a statement posted to its website and Facebook page overnight.

The Davis Police Department in an update shortly before 9:15 a.m. announced that two 14-year-old students, both residents of Davis who attend a middle school in the city, were connected to the threatening email and detained Thursday morning. The two students were not identified.

Police “have determined that the threat to these campuses is no longer present,” and students have been asked to return to Davis Senior High and Holmes Junior High at 10:15 a.m. Thursday.

The email had threatened to cause harm at 9 a.m. Thursday, according to the school district’s overnight statement, which had also said students and staff would “be kept home until further notice” from the two schools.

Police were present at both campuses Thursday, patrolling and investigating the threats, the school district and Police Department said in statements.

This story was originally published September 22, 2022 7:43 AM.

Michael McGough anchors The Sacramento Bee’s breaking news reporting team, covering public safety and other local stories. A Sacramento native and lifelong capital resident, he interned at The Bee while attending Sacramento State, where he earned a degree in journalism.
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