A California man was arrested for allegedly threatening staff and students after a high school football championship game last year, authorities said Monday.
Eugene Thomas Jenkins, 29, was arrested this weekend in the Bay Area city of San Rafael — more than 400 miles north of the school targeted by the threats, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.
Jenkins was arrested for investigation of a bomb threat and death threats by phone and letters against staff and students at Laguna Hills High School in Southern California, said Orange County Sheriff’s Sgt. Mike Woodruff. The school’s graduation ceremony was also threatened last week, which prompted additional security measures, authorities said.
Authorities used locations from where threatening letters were sent and threatening calls made to track down the suspect, Woodruff said. Law enforcement agencies in Northern and Southern California, as well as the FBI, have been involved in the investigation.
Jenkins is due in court on Tuesday. It was not immediately known whether he had an attorney.