The number of threats targeting schools in Omaha continues to rise. Omaha Police Deputy Chief Greg Gonzales says, “We’ve had 32 incidents since February 14th. We are averaging about four a day. A little more than four. That is a lot.”
Gonzalez says many youth may not understand the law. Threats or even threatening comments, each one is taken seriously. He says if there is anything in addition to the comments they have to vet out what is legitimate and what is not. If there is cause there will be an arrest.
Gonzalez says, “Four of them we have incident reports on, that is, information that led to probable cause to investigate as a crime. The other 28 are cases that maybe didn’t rise to the level of an arrest but we investigated fully. Maybe there was school intervention or mental health services provided to that individual.”
At leas three arrests have been made.