Cupertino High evacuated due to bomb threat

A Cupertino High School student awarded a Cutler-Bell Prize.

A bomb threat late Wednesday afternoon forced an evacuation at Cupertino High, according to multiple online reports.

Steve Vinciale, head coach of the Cupertino High softball team, stated in a Facebook group for the high school that his team was evacuated in the first inning of its game due to the threat.

“Man, this is a scary world we live in,” he said. “Just glad all my girls are ok…”

One concerned citizen posted a notice on Facebook reportedly sent by the Fremont Union High School District in regards to the bomb threat:

“We are writing to inform you about a situation which came to our attention this afternoon,” the message said. “We want to reassure you that all students and staff are safe. Late this afternoon, one of our students received a series of text messages with an anonymous threat to Cupertino High School. The student immediately contacted administrators at Cupertino, who then contacted the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office. At this time, we are in the process of evacuating and sending all students home from campus as a precaution and to allow time for investigators to determine the legitimacy of this threat. If you wish to pick up your student, please have them meet you at an alternative meeting location off campus, such as Main Street Cupertino. We will be in contact with you to provide additional information as soon as it becomes available.”

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