Oakland Police have taken into custody a teenage male . Reports say after a search of the teens home seven loaded guns were found including a rifle and a shot gun.
Police Take Oakland Teenager In Custody After Threat
Friday, December 5, 2008 – updated: 12:33 am PST December 6, 2008
OAKLAND, Calif. -- A 13-year-old Oakland student is in police custody after authorities say he threatened the lives of school staff and was found to have weapons at his home.Oakland school spokesman Troy Flint says the Oakland Community Day School student made the threats Thursday to a case manager.Authorities say they later found seven loaded guns at the boy's home, including two rifles and a shotgun.The boy has been taken into custody on suspicion of making terrorist threats and threats to a public employee with intent to cause deadly or bodily harm.
Oakland has experenced an upswing in violent crime and shootings over the past several years.
Jerry Brown, formerly governor of California and Mayor of Oakland stated: "Instead of an omnibus crime bill, you have to deal with shootings in Ghostown in West Oakland and sideshows in East Oakland." Brown made attempts to turn around the blighted West Oakland neighborhood after "60 Minutes" featured it in a television profile.