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Boy arrested on suspicion of making bomb threat at Placer County school

A boy was arrested Tuesday morning for allegedly making a bomb threat against his school and a woman who lives near the campus, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident began around 8 a.m. when a woman who lives near Creekview Ranch School, 8779 Cook Riolo Road, received calls from a young male. The caller said he was going to bomb her house and Creekview Ranch school. He also made references to jihad and 9/11.

The woman notified the school and deputies. Students at Creekview Ranch were evacuated to the playground while deputies searched the campus.

No bomb was found. Deputies and detectives then learned that the phone used by the caller with the boyish voice was connected to a male student at Creekview Ranch.

The boy told deputies the woman’s name and phone number was written on something he found on the ground. He decided to prank call her.

Deputies said the woman has a family member who attends the kindergarten-through-eighth-grade school.

The boy, who lives in Antelope, was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats, causing a disturbance on school grounds and making a false report of a bomb.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews