Woman Arrested after School Receives Messages Threatening Gun Violence
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WALNUT CREEK — The Central County SWAT team and Walnut Creek detectives searched a residence and arrested a suspect for making criminal threats. The suspect allegedly made threats of violence directed toward Contra Costa Christian School.
Strange and at times incoherent messages were emailed to the school at 2721 Larkey Lane beginning February 28. These messages were forwarded to the Walnut Creek Police department, and activities continued as normal until the following day.
More messages threatening gun violence were sent to the school’s general email address on March 1. One particularly ominous message included a photo of what looked like an automatic assault rifle. Walnut Creek PD was contacted again, and students were sent home early that day. Police searched the campus, but nothing turned up.
The school remained closed on March 2 as a precaution. No students or staff were mentioned in any of the email messages. Meanwhile, investigators examined data to determine where the messages originated and who was sending these threatening messages to the school.
On the evening of March 2, police searched the residence of 33-year-old Danielle Nye who lives in Antioch. Walnut Creek detectives arrested Nye. She was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility on suspicion of making criminal threats PC 422. Bond was set at $25,000 for release from custody.
Anyone with information about the threats made to the school can contact Walnut Creek police at 925-943-5844.
by Jim Emerson