12-year-old Novato student arrested for threatening students, having replica firearms

- Novato police have arrested a 12-year-old boy on charges of making a generalized threat toward staff and students. 

Police said they received a tip on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. that the boy had threatened students and staff at
Sinaloa Middle School.

Detectives learned that the boy who allegedly made the threat was at home. Officers searched his home and found “several replica firearms,” police said.

He was arrested for making criminal threats, police said, and was “immediately suspended from school.”

Officers will be providing additional high visibility patrols at Sinaloa Middle School on Wednesday.

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