Former student arrested for bomb threat at Cuesta College

Daniel William Chaides

A 45-year-old former student at Cuesta College allegedly made a bomb threat at the college’s North County Campus in Paso Robles on Tuesday.

Daniel William Chaides was involved in a verbal dispute with school officials when he said he planned to bring a bomb to the North County Campus, according to the Cuesta College Police Department. Then, shortly after 11 a.m., a Cuesta College police officer took Chaides into custody without incident.

Cuesta police arrested Chaides on felony charges of threatening school officials and making criminal threats. Officers booked Chaides into the San Luis Obispo County Jail with his bail set at $50,000.

Chaides remains in custody, as of Tuesday night. The jail website indicates that Chaides is also accused of a parole violation.

“We believe there is no current threat to our campus community, and we will take appropriate steps to ensure the ongoing safety of the campus community,” Cuesta College Police Chief Bryan Millard said in a statement.

The college police department is thanking Cuesta staff for promptly reporting Tuesday’s incident and is reminding residents to report suspicious or criminal activity.

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